Best Nuclear PE Exam Study Guide and Materials
Practice Problems Book:
(Post Updated 11/4/12)
Nuclear Engineering Solved Problems
The former 101 Nuclear Engineering Problems, which was published in 1999 has been updated. The new book replaces the 101 problems book is entitled Nuclear Engineering Solved Problems, which was released in June of 2012. Note, if it is not available on amazon, it can be found directly on the publisher site.
The old version of the book:
101 Solved Nuclear Engineering Problems [Paperback]; ISBN10 = 1888577304 (Link)
The updated version of the Nuclear Engineering Solved Problems book:
Nuclear Engineering Solved Problems; By John A Camara, PE; June, 2012. Second Edition. | ISBN-10: 1591263859 | ISBN-13: 978-1591263852 | Professional Publications, Inc.
Currently Available on the Publisher’s Site (Link)
Now it is only $50, but Use the Code ANDYS54U to save another 5%.
Here is a brief excerpt of what Amazon has to say about the book:
This book’s comprehensive coverage of nuclear engineering problem-solving will sharpen your understanding of nuclear energy and engineering whether you are a candidate for the nuclear PE exam, a nuclear plant operator or technician, a professional in the health physics field, or a nuclear power worker in military or civilian settings.
The Nuclear Engineering Solved Problems book is written to meet the 2012 NCEES PE exam specifications for the nuclear exam. In fact, the chapters match the bullets outlined in the exam specs, which makes the preparation easier for you. The problems have all been solved in a detailed fashion, with all tables and references included in the solution.
Here is one of the reviews on Amazon:
…The questions are very good and each subject area is covered in sufficient quantity and quality to “knock the rust off” as one prepares for the PE examination….
Professional Engineering Examination Study Guide for Nuclear Engineers by American Nuclear Society (2004); ISBN 0894485687
An audio CD review product is available on Amazon is provided below.. (though honestly you can actually get it cheaper from New.Ans.com)
Nuclear Reactor Analysis [Paperback]; James J. Duderstadt (Author), Louis J. Hamilton (Author); ISBN = 0471223638
This is a textbook for an introduction into nuclear reactor analysis. Provides the basics of nuclear fission chain reactions and reactor cores.
The description from amazon goes on to describe this in more detail:
This text introduces the student to the fundamental principles governing nuclear fission chain reactions in a manner that renders the transition to practical nuclear reactor design methods most natural. The authors stress throughout the very close interplay between the nuclear analysis of a reactor core and those nonnuclear aspects of core analysis, such as thermal-hydraulics or materials studies, which play a major role in determining a reactor design.
Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (3rd Edition) [Hardcover]; John R. Lamarsh (Author), Anthony J. Baratta (Author); ISBN 0201824981
Nuclear Engineering: Theory and Technology of Commercial Nuclear Power, 2nd Edition; Ronald Allen Knief; ISBN 10: 0894484583
For More Information…
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American Nuclear Society
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