More Details about Fundamentals Of Nuclear Science And Engineering 2nd Edition

General Information  
Author(s)J Kenneth Shultis and Richard E Faw
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Edition2nd Edition
ISBN9781420051353
Pages616
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearNovember 2007

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Since the publication of the bestselling first edition, there have been numerous advances in the field of nuclear science. In medicine, accelerator based teletherapy and electron-beam therapy have become standard. New demands in national security have stimulated major advances in nuclear instrumentation.An ideal introduction to the fundamentals of nuclear science and engineering, this book presents the basic nuclear science needed to understand and quantify an extensive range of nuclear phenomena. New to the Second Edition- A chapter on radiation detection by Douglas McGregor Up-to-date coverage of radiation hazards, reactor designs, and medical applications Flexible organization of material that allows for quick reference This edition also takes an in-depth look at particle accelerators, nuclear fusion reactions and devices, and nuclear technology in medical diagnostics and treatment. In addition, the author discusses applications such as the direct conversion of