Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Physics

Robert E. Masterson

December 13, 2017 by CRC Press
Textbook - 1079 Pages - 575 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498751483 - CAT# K27257


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  • Covers all major topics needed for courses in Nuclear Reactor Physics, both undergraduate and graduate level
  • Provides the most up-to-date information on reactor designs and numerical/computer methods
  • Written in a student-oriented style, with full-color diagrams and photographs throughout
  • Offers numerous examples, questions, problems, and boxed features
  • Includes a complete solutions manual and electronic versions of figures for instructors


INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR PHYSICS is the most comprehensive, modern and readable textbook for this course/module. It explains reactors, fuel cycles, radioisotopes, radioactive materials, design, and operation. Chain reaction and fission reactor concepts are presented, plus advanced coverage including neutron diffusion theory. The diffusion equation, Fisk’s Law, and steady state/time-dependent reactor behavior. Numerical and analytical solutions are also covered. The text has full color illustrations throughout, and a wide range of student learning features.