Computational Nuclear Engineering And Radiological Science Using Python by Ryan McclarrenComputational Nuclear Engineering And Radiological Science Using Python by Ryan Mcclarren

Computational Nuclear Engineering And Radiological Science Using Python

byRyan Mcclarren

Paperback | October 18, 2017

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Computational Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Science Using Pythonprovides the necessary knowledge users need to embed more modern computing techniques into current practices, while also helping practitioners replace Fortran-based implementations with higher level languages. The book is especially unique in the market with its implementation of Python into nuclear engineering methods, seeking to do so by first teaching the basics of Python, then going through different techniques to solve systems of equations, and finally applying that knowledge to solve problems specific to nuclear engineering.

Along with examples of code and end-of-chapter problems, the book is an asset to novice programmers in nuclear engineering and radiological sciences, teaching them how to analyze complex systems using modern computational techniques.

For decades, the paradigm in engineering education, in particular, nuclear engineering, has been to teach Fortran along with numerical methods for solving engineering problems. This has been slowly changing as new codes have been written utilizing modern languages, such as Python, thus resulting in a greater need for the development of more modern computational skills and techniques in nuclear engineering.



  • Offers numerical methods as a tool to solve specific problems in nuclear engineering
  • Provides examples on how to simulate different problems and produce graphs using Python
  • Supplies accompanying codes and data on a companion website, along with solutions to end-of-chapter problems
Ryan McClarren is Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He has spent his professional career educating students in the mathematics and computation required for modern engineering. His research centers around the study of uncertainties in large-scale simulation, an...
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Title:Computational Nuclear Engineering And Radiological Science Using PythonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 18, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128122536

ISBN - 13:9780128122532

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction to Python 1. Getting Started in Python 2. Digging Deeper into Python 3. Functions, Scoping, and Other Fun Stuff 4. NumPy and Matplotlib 5. Dictionaries and Functions as Arguments 6. Testing and Debugging

Part II Numerical Methods 7. Gaussian Elimination 8. LU Factorization and Banded Matrices 9. Iterative Methods for Linear Systems 10. Interpolation 11. Curve Fitting 12. Closed Root Finding Methods 13. Newton's Methods and Related Root-Finding Techniques 14. Finite Difference Derivative Approximations 15. Numerical Integration with Newton-Cotes Formulas 16. Gauss Quadrature and Multi-dimensional Integrals 17. Initial Value Problems 18. One-Group Diffusion Equation 19. One-Group k-Eigenvalue Problems 20. Two-Group k-Eigenvalue Problems

Part III Monte Carlo Methods 21. Introduction to Monte Carlo Methods 22. Non-analog and Other Monte Carlo Variance Reduction Techniques 23. Monte Carlo Eigenvalue Calculations

Part IV Appendices Appendix A. Installing and Running Python Appendix B. Jupyter Notebooks