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ERIC Number: ED070579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958
Pages: 271
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Basic Nuclear Physics.
Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC.
Basic concepts of nuclear structures, radiation, nuclear reactions, and health physics are presented in this text, prepared for naval officers. Applications to the area of nuclear power are described in connection with pressurized water reactors, experimental boiling water reactors, homogeneous reactor experiments, and experimental breeder reactors. Naval nuclear power plants and the propulsion of naval vessels are discussed by using the atomic powered Nautilus (SSN 571) and USS Seawolf (SSN 575). To give enough background for students, related aspects are also explained in the fields of basic and modern physics. The information contained in the appendices includes symbols used in the nuclear area, values of physical constants, unit conversion formulas, a table of atomic masses, uses of general electric charts of the nuclides, a list of the elements, and a glossary of nuclear terms. Illustrations for explanation purposes are also provided. (CC)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, DC.