I'm trying to find a good book to self-study nuclear reactor physics and design. I have a background in theoretical physics and mathematics (both MSc) but close to no knowledge about engineering. I'm looking for a book which covers the basic physical principles underlying a nuclear reactor, but also how such reactors work and how they are designed.
A few options I found:
- Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering by Shultis and Faw, although this doesn't seem to elaborate too much on reactor design.
- Nuclear Energy: An Introduction to the Concepts, Systems, and Applications of Nuclear Processes by Holbert and Murray, here the chapters look interesting but are very short.
- Nuclear Reactor Analysis by Duderstadt and Hamilton. This looks very interesting but was published in 1976 - I imagine it's pretty outdated.
Any recommendations (about these books or other ones) would be welcome.