Radiation Mechanics

Radiation Mechanics

Principles and Practice

1st Edition - September 19, 2007

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  • Author: Esam Hussein
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080552880

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Description

Mechanics is the science of studying energy and forces, and their effects on matter. It involves mechanisms, kinematics, cross sections, and transport. Radiation mechanism describes how various types of radiation interact with different targets (atoms and nuclei). The book addresses the above four aspects of radiation mechanics integrating these aspects of radiation behavior in a single treatise under the framework of “radiation mechanics".

Key Features

  • Covers all aspects of radiation mechanics
  • Helps non-nuclear graduates readily familiarize themselves with radiation
  • Integrates and coordinates mechanisms, kinematics, cross sections and transport in one volume
  • End of each chapter problems to further assist students in understanding the underlying concepts
  • Use of computations and Internet resources included in the problems

Readership

Students and graduates in nuclear physics and engineering, and professionals in nuclear agencies

Table of Contents

    • PREFACE
    • LIST OF ALGORITHMS
    • CHAPTER ONE: MECHANISMS
      • Publisher Summary
      • 1.1 INTRODUCTION
      • 1.2 RADIATION
      • 1.3 WAVE-PARTICLE DUALITY
      • 1.4 NUCLEAR/ATOMIC FIELDS
      • 1.5 ATOM AND NUCLEUS
      • 1.6 NUCLEAR DECAY
      • 1.7 REACTIONS AND INTERACTIONS
      • 1.8 MACROSCOPIC FIELD
      • 1.9 PROBLEMS
    • CHAPTER TWO: COLLISION KINEMATICS
      • Publisher Summary
      • 2.1 OVERVIEW
      • 2.2 CENTER-OF-MASS SYSTEM
      • 2.3 RELATIVITY
      • 2.4 CONSERVATION LAWS
      • 2.5 EINSTEINIAN KINEMATICS
      • 2.6 NEWTONIAN KINEMATICS
      • 2.7 SPECIFIC INTERACTIONS
      • 2.8 ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERACTIONS
      • 2.9 PROBLEMS
    • CHAPTER THREE: CROSS SECTIONS
      • Publisher Summary
      • 3.1 INTRODUCTION
      • 3.2 NUCLEAR CROSS-SECTION MODELS
      • 3.3 NEUTRON CROSS SECTIONS
      • 3.4 ELECTRODYNAMICS
      • 3.5 PHOTON CROSS SECTIONS
      • 3.6 CHARGED-PARTICLE CROSS SECTIONS
      • 3.7 DATA LIBRARIES AND PROCESSING
      • 3.8 PROBLEMS
    • CHAPTER FOUR: TRANSPORT
      • Publisher Summary
      • 4.1 BOLTZMANN TRANSPORT EQUATION
      • 4.2 MODAL SOLUTION METHODS
      • 4.3 NODAL SOLUTION METHODS
      • 4.4 STOCHASTIC METHODS
      • 4.5 TRANSPORT OF CHARGED PARTICLES
      • 4.6 PROBLEMS
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • CONSTANTS AND UNITS
    • USEFUL WEB SITES
    • GLOSSARY
    • INDEX

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2007
  • Published: September 19, 2007
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080552880

About the Author

Esam Hussein

Affiliations and Expertise

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB Canada

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  • UdiWengrowicz Thu Sep 19 2019

    Radiation Mechanics Principle and Practice

    A very thorough book, which covers in-depth the physical aspects of ionizing radiation and its interaction with matter. The book includes clear physical explanations and in-depth mathematical analysis. Highly recommended for professionals, postgraduate and undergraduate students.