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Quantum Mechanics Required for Nuclear Engineering?

  1. Apr 16, 2015 #1
    I know that nuclear engineering requires some quantum mechanics but I want to know how much. Are there any textbooks that can fulfill the requirements for quantum mechanics in terms of nuclear engineering? I have heard of this book and I am a fan of old fashioned text:https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Physics-Edition-Dover-Books/dp/0486659844
    will this book include enough quantum mechanics for nuclear engineering? If it will not can I please have some book suggestions
    ?

    If anyone has the time it would be nice to consider what order of reading these books would you all reccomend to study nuclear engineering? Here are the books: https://www.amazon.com/Introductory...1&keywords=introductory+nuclear+physics+krane
    https://www.amazon.com/Nuclear-Phys...=Nuclear+Physics:+Principles+and+Applications
    https://www.amazon.com/Introduction...5&sr=8-1&keywords=lamarsh&tag=viglink20267-20
    https://www.amazon.com/Ordinary-Dif...197890&sr=8-1&keywords=differential+equations
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2015 #2

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    Have you looked through the curriculum at a particular university?

    This is an example from UW-Madison Nuclear Engineering Dept.

    http://www.engr.wisc.edu/cmsdocuments/NE-UGguide2014.pdf [Broken]

    Notice that other than the exposure you get to quantum physics in the Intro Physics courses, the only other course with a significant QM content is the course in Modern Physics, i.e. Physics 241/205. This is a rather elementary introduction to SR and very basic QM, and when I was there, we used Tipler's Modern Physics text. Those in Chemistry and Physics would take this class and then go on to take a more intense, undergraduate QM courses.

    So no, you do not have an in-depth coverage of QM, unless you have elective credits to go off on your own.

    Zz.
     
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  4. Apr 16, 2015 #3
    Interesting that you picked that university, I am planning on getting a scholarship there. Did you study at the University of Wisconsin Madison, if that's true then what did you study there? Thank you for the reply friend, I believe you answered my question very straight forwardly.
     
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