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Nuclear energy : its physics and its social challenge / by David Rittenhouse Inglis.


Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Publishin g Company, [1973] .
ISBN 9780201031997, 020103199X

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Subjects Kernenergie.
Kernphysik.
Nuclear Energy.
Nuclear Physics.
Nuclear energy.
Nuclear warfare -- Social aspects.
Soziale Verantwortung.
Series Addison-Wesley series in physics.
Description xiv, 395 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-380) and index.
Contents Introduction : Man's growing use of power -- Basic physical ideas -- Some features of a power plant -- Atoms, molecules, and nuclei -- Nuclear reactors as a power source -- Effects and uses of radioactive products -- Control of fissile materials -- Other possible power sources and future needs -- Nuclear explosives -- Constraints on the arms race -- Appendices: The language of large and small numbers ; Kinetic energy ; Sound waves and shock waves ; Mechanics of atoms ; Period of circular orbit ; Stability of orbits ; Allowed energies in a one-electron atom ; The wave picture of atoms ; Closed shells and potential energy in an atom ; Behavior of nucleons in nuclei ; Transfer of kinetic energy in an elastic collision ; Time available for energy production in a nuclear explosion ; Quantities of energy ; Numbers of reactors ; Nuclear technology, handling, and safeguards of nuclear materials ; The decision to use A-bombs in World War II ; Numbers of nuclear weapons ; The arms race.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)579119
(OCoLC)ocm00579119
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WorldCat Identities Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995.
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