Nuclear Energy

Author: Raymond L. Murray
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483182223
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Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes introduces the reader to the concepts, systems, and applications of nuclear processes. It provides a factual description of basic nuclear phenomena, as well as devices and processes that involve nuclear reactions. The problems and opportunities that are inherent in a nuclear age are also highlighted. Comprised of 27 chapters, this book begins with an overview of fundamental facts and principles, with emphasis on energy and states of matter, atoms and nuclei, and nuclear reactions. Radioactivity, radiation, and nuclear fusion and fission are then examined, along with the operating principles of radiation equipment, nuclear reactors, and other systems involving nuclear processes. Nuclear devices such as particle accelerators, isotope separators, and radiation detectors are described. Subsequent chapters focus on the relation between nuclear energy and peaceful applications. Finally, attention is directed to the subjects of radiation protection, beneficial usage of isotopes, and the connection between energy resources and human progress. This monograph will be of interest to those who wish to know about the role of nuclear energy in society or to learn nuclear concepts for use in professional work.

A Student s Introduction to Engineering Design

Author: Harold A. Simon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483181669
Format: PDF
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A Student's Introduction to Engineering Design aims to provide students with little or no sufficient knowledge on the fundamentals of engineering. The text is divided into two parts: Book I and Book II. The first part is concerned with the discussion on the design process, which characterizes the essence of engineering. The specific topics encompassed in this part include the morphology and anatomy of design. Other areas of concern of this part are the needs and information, modeling, values and alternatives, analysis and computation, and optimization. The second part of the book brings the theories, concepts, and formulations discussed in the first part to the real-world setting. The role of engineering in the development of the society and in addressing human needs is explained. The selection is best for those new in the field of engineering.

Elementary Heat Transfer Analysis

Author: Stephen Whitaker
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483181723
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Elementary Heat Transfer Analysis provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of the nature of transient heat conduction. This book presents a thorough understanding of the thermal energy equation and its application to boundary layer flows and confined and unconfined turbulent flows. Organized into nine chapters, this book begins with an overview of the use of heat transfer coefficients in formulating the flux condition at phase interface. This text then explains the specification as well as application of flux boundary conditions. Other chapters consider a derivation of the transient heat conduction equation. This book discusses as well the convective energy transport based on the understanding and application of the thermal energy equation. The final chapter deals with the study of the processes of heat transfer during boiling and condensation. This book is a valuable resource for Junior or Senior engineering students who are in an introductory course in heat transfer.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.