This book proposes a broader discussion of reactor technology,starting from basic nuclear physics and models, a “modern” exposition of the reactor physics and current methods used in the core nuclear design, and the interrelations between nuclear and non-nuclear aspects of reactor core design, which demonstrates the authors’ deep understanding of the current status of physical, mathematical, operational, and engineering and licensing processes underlying the nuclear power industry.

Several excellent texts have been written on the subject of nuclear reactor theory and analysis. The material and orientation of “classical” treatments may be seen as somehow outdated for today’s methods and techniques used in nuclear engineering. For example, the availability of large fast digital computers has had a very strong influence on the development of advanced, high-fidelity, analytical techniques used in modern nuclear reactor design. Furthermore, the neutronics analysis cannot be limited to only the behavior of...

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