I want to self-study nuclear physics in order to understand nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons, what books can you recommend?

  • $\begingroup$ What physics and mathematics knowledge do you have now ? $\endgroup$ – StephenG Oct 30 '18 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ My background in physics is meh, I know mathematics relatively well, calculus 3 level+real analysis+topology+complex analysis and some amount of group theory. $\endgroup$ – alper akyuz Oct 30 '18 at 10:20
  • $\begingroup$ You can learn nuclear physics, but I don't think there are comprehensive resources for its prized applications like nuclear reactors, and definitely not for nuclear weapons which are secrets. $\endgroup$ – Avantgarde Oct 30 '18 at 10:36

I have a Ph.D. in nuclear physics. Krane was what we started with. It's a very widely-used textbook.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, i have downloaded it, it is very understandable. $\endgroup$ – alper akyuz Oct 30 '18 at 12:53

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