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Feb4-08, 03:11 PM
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Right now my main textbook for school is Introduction to Nuclear Engineering by Lamarsh & Barrata (

I was wondering if you guys had any recommended texts that would cover the same material. I don't particularly like this book. I don't think it goes into enough detail or explains enough about things.

Also I was wondering if you guys know of any good books on fusion reactors, problems, possible solutions (magnetic confinement, etc). I need to do a little research into this area and wikipedia is OUT (professors really hate this place). All the info must come from "scholarly" sources so that pretty much leaves books and journal articles. If you know of any books that cover everything I wanted to know about this area I would much appreciate it!
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Feb4-08, 03:20 PM
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In the nuclear engineering classed I took we used Lamarsh "Introduction to nuclear reactor theory" as a supplement to the lecture notes. Since I havent looked into the other Lamarsh book you mention I dont know if introduction to nuclear reactor theory is more detailed but I personaly found it quite satisfying and thorough.
Feb4-08, 07:21 PM
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Besides Lamarsh, Weston Stacey (from Ga Tech) has a reasonably good book on Nuclear Reactor Theory." A classical text is Duderstadt and Hamilton, which goes more into Transport Theory. It would help to know in what one is particularly interested.

Nuclear Reactor Physics (Hardcover) -

As for fusion, there are a number of texts.

One can access Thomas Dolan's excellent "Fusion Research", which is a classic from 1980. It's a good basic reference.

Another classic, which might be in the university library, is Francis Chen's Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, .

Weston Stacey also has a fusion text - Fusion and Technology: An Introduction to the Physics and Technology of Magnetic Confinement Fusion (Hardcover)

One can visit sites for various fusion experiments.

If one needs additional references, please ask.

Feb6-08, 02:41 PM
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Looking for a good textbook/book

please help me to solve the problems in chapter 5. i have problem to answer can i know what 'right' answer " is?
Feb6-08, 03:17 PM
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thanks for the references! I went to the library and checked out all the books you listed (and about 10 other ones too!). I never expected to find so many books on fusion/magnetic conefinement

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