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This revision is derived from personal experiences in teaching introductory and advanced level nuclear engineering courses at the undergraduate level.
In keeping with the original intent of John Lamarsh, every attempt is made to retain his style and approach to nuclear engineering education. Since the last edition, however, considerable changes have occurred in the industry.
The changes include the development of advanced plant designs, the significant scale-back in plant construction, the extensive use of high-speed computers, and the opening of the former Eastern Block countries and of the Soviet Union.
From a pedagogical view, the World Wide Web allows access to many resources formerly only available in libraries. Attempts are made to include some of these resources in this edition.
In an attempt to update the text to include these technologies and to make the text useful for the study of non-western design reactors, extensive changes are made to Chapter 4, Nuclear Reactors and Nuclear Power.
The chapter is revised to include a discussion of Soviet-design reactors and technology. The use, projection, and cost of nuclear power worldwide are updated to the latest available information.
In Chapter 11, Reactor Licensing and Safety, the Chernobyl accident is discussed along with the latest reactor safety study, NUREG 1150.
A section is also included that describes non-power nuclear accidents such as Tokai-Mura. The basic material in Chapters 2-7 is updated to include newer references and to reflect the author's experience in teaching nuclear engineering.
Throughout the text, the references are updated where possible to include more recent publications. In many topic areas, references to books that are dated and often out of print had to be retained, since there are no newer ones available.
Since these books are usually available in college libraries, they should be available to most readers.
Chapter 9 is retained in much its same form but is updated to include a more complete discussion of the SI system of units and of changes in philosophy that have occurred in radiation protection.
Since many of these changes have yet to reach general usage, however, the older discussions are still included. As in the second edition, several errors were corrected, and undoubtedly new ones introduced. Gremlins never sleep
At his untimely death on July 1 981, John R. Lamarsh had almost completed a revision of the first edition of Introduction to Nuclear Engineering.
The major part of his effort went into the considerable expansion of Chapters 4, 9, and 11 and into the addition of numerous examples and problems in many of the chapters. However, the original structure of that edition has been unchanged.
Chapter 4, Nuclear Reactors and Nuclear Power has been completely restructured and much new material has been added. Detailed descriptions of additional types of reactors are presented.
Extensive new sections include discussion of the nuclear fuel cycle, resource utilization, isotope separation, fuel reprocessing, and radioactive waste disposal.
In Chapter 9, Radiation Protection, considerable new material has been added on the biological effects of radiation, and there is a new section on the calculation of radiation effect.
The section on the sources of radiation, both artificial and natural, has been expanded, and the sections on standards of radiation protection and computation of exposure have been brought up to date.
A section on standards for the intake of radionuclides has also been added. In Chapter 11, Reactor Licensing, Safety, and the Environment, the sections on the dispersion of effluents and radiation doses from nuclear facilities have been considerably expanded to cover new concepts and situations. Included in this chapter is a discussion of the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island.
The structure of this chapter has been kept as it was in the first edition in spite of the earlier suggestion that it be broken up into two chapters treating environmental effects separately from safety and licensing.
Several errors that were still present in the last printing of the first edition have been corrected, including those in Example 6.7 and in the table of Bessel functions in Appendix V.
We are indebted to many of John Lamarsh's friends and colleagues who helped in many ways to see this revision completed. Particularly, we wish to thank Noonan C. Rasmussen, Raphael Aronson, Marvin M. Miller, and Edward Melkonian for their assistance in the final stages of this revision.
Finally, we are grateful for the comments and suggestions received from users of the earlier edition of this book. Although all their suggestions could not be incorporated, the book is greatly improved as a result of their comments.
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