Introduction to Nuclear Science, Second Edition

ISBN-10: 1439898928
ISBN-13: 9781439898925
Edition: 2nd 2013 (Revised)
Authors: Jeff C. Bryan
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Book details

List price: $156.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 3/5/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 420
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

This introductory textbook covers general aspects of nuclear chemistry and physics. It discusses how nuclear science impacts our daily lives through medicine, electrical power generation, food safety, waste, and weapons. This second edition features four new chapters that address nuclear reactors, dosimetry, radiochemistry, and nuclear forensics. It also expands coverage of nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. With additional end-of-chapter problems, the text provides critical information for students earning nuclear-related degrees in the coming years, as well as providing an accessible reference for anyone with some post-secondary education and an interest in nuclear issues.

Introduction
The Mathematics of Radioactive Decay
Energy and the Nucleus
Introduction to Nuclear Reactions and Reactors
Radioactive Decay: The Gory Details
Interactions of Ionizing Radiation with Matter
Detection of Ionizing Radiation
Nuclear Reactions
Fission and Fusion
Nuclear Reactors and Weapons
Radiochemistry
Nuclear Forensics
Nuclear Medicine
Radiation Therapy and Food Irradiation
Radiation Protection
X-ray Production
Dosimetry

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