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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
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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.

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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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