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9 October 2007

ERRATA FOR
FUNDAMENTALS OF NUCLEAR
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
J. Kenneth Shultis and Richard E. Faw
Marcel Dekker, New York, 2002.
ISBN 0-8247-0834-2
NOTE: Many errors have been corrected in the second printing. Those discover after the second printing are indicated
by an *.
Location (Discoverer) As Is Change to
p. 4, Table 1.4, item 5 solidis solidus
p. 5, line 3 from bot. (Stewart) New URL: http://www.almaden.ibm.com/vis/stm/gallery.html
p. 8, Sec. 1.2.2, line 1 one neutral one-twelfth of a neutral
p. 8, Sec 1.2.2, line 3 one atom one-twelfth of an atom
p. 9, Ex. 1.1, line 3 (Vanmeter) abundance of 19.1 abundance of 19.9
p. 9, rst line last paragraph ...by the mass of... ... by one-twelth the mass of ...
p. 11, Ex. 1.4, line 2 (McNutt) 2A
H
+ 2A
O
2A
H
+A
O
p. 12, 3rd line (Stewart) Except for hydrogen...2.510
8
cm. Almost all atoms with Z > 10 have
radii between 1 and 2 10
8
cm.
*p. 12, last line 200 m in diameter 200 m in radius
p. 15, Problem 17 (Stewart) atom (twice) nulceus (twice)
p. 17, Last line of Example 2.1 3.12 10
9
3.13 10
10
*p. 20, 1st line of Eq. (2.9) replace upper integral limit v by 4/

1 (v/c)
2
*p. 27, 5th line of text recoil election recoil electron
*p. 44, Table 22, He line He 2 1 He 2 2
*p. 54, 2 lines above last para-
graph (Stewart)
R
H
=
e
e
4
/(8
o
h
2
) R
H
=
e
e
4
/(8
2
o
ch
3
)
*p. 58, Fig. 3.8 caption mass density number density
p. 67, Ex. 3.2, line 10
(Slittenhardt)
= [31m
n
+ (39)m
p
... = [31m
p
+ 39m
n
...
p. 83, Ex. 4.4 (Holbert) Q = . . . = 0.0420 MeV Q = . . . = 0.420 MeV
p. 103, lines 3 after Eq. (5.46) 3.34 10
5
3.34 10
7
*p. 104, Fig. 5.16 interchange
+
17.4% and

39.0%
*p. 109, next to last line
90
Mo
99
Mo
*p. 111, Sec. 5.6.1, line 9 MeV. Tritium keV. Tritium
p. 126, last two lines (Bennion)

E
x

E
y
(twice)
*p. 128, 2nd last caption line speeds. in the speeds in the
(cont.)
Location (Discoverer) As Is Change to
p. 135, Fig. 6.3 (Maxwell) Figure label
n

p
*p. 136, Fig. 6.4 (Maxwell) Figure label
p

n
p. 136, seventh line (Holbert) average kinetic energy most probable kinetic energy
*p. 139, Eq. (6.33) n +
235
92
U
1
0
n +
235
92
U
*p. 141, Eq. (6.37)
99m
43
Tc

6.01 h
99m
43
Tc

6.01 h
*p. 142, line 2
236
U
235
U
*p. 145, Table 6.4 T
w
and E
w
switch the heading labels T
w
and E
w
p. 149, 6 lines from bottom
(Holbert)
E
av
= kT E
av
= (3/2)kT
*p. 150, line 9 MPa Pa
p. 164, rst line (Duteau) particles cm
2
particles cm
2
s
1
p. 165, Eq. (7.8) (Duteau) remove the term ...
t

0
xp(x) dx = ...
*p. 169, line 4 losses loses
*p. 171, 6 lines above Eq. (7.23) source of that source that
*p. 174, lines 1 and 5 5 Ci 500 Ci
*p. 187, Ex. 7.5, last line 2.657 2.609
p. 197, Example 7.7 (Mentzer) 10
2.5839+1.3767x+..
= 0.00707 g/cm
2
10
2.5814+1.3767x+..
= 0.00711 g/cm
2
p. 197, line after above correction R
p
(2 MeV) = 0.00707 cm. R
p
(2 MeV) = 0.00711 cm.
*p. 198, lines 4 and 5 The ranges ... 7.18 Figs. 7.17 and 7.18 demonstrate the
residual energy after a ssion frag-
ment passes through a mass thick-
ness R of dierent materials. The
x-axis intercept is the range of the
fragment.
*p. 198, Caption of Figs. 7.17 &
7.18, lines 3 & 4
distance x ... x distance R into various materials.
Delete last sentence
*p. 200, Prob. 10, 2nd line tank is make tank is made
p. 222, Prob. 5 230 s 230 ns
p. 229, Ex. 9.1, last 2 equations mGy/h Gy/h
*p. 248, 4th line of Section 9.6.2 an sudden accidental a sudden accidental
p. 250, Table 9.13, 2nd block to 0.1 mGy (100 mrad) to 1 mGy (100 mrad)
*p 254, Table 9.14, heading 3rd
col.
per ECC per annual ECC
p. 260, Prob. 2, 2nd line (Holbert) ... frequency of 0.941 ... ... frequency of 0.849 ...
*p. 268, Ex. 10.1, line 2 atom ratio N
U
/N
C
atom ratio N
C
/N
U
*p. 268, Ex. 10.1, line 5 Appendix C.2 Appendix C.1 and Table 10.1
p. 270, Fig. 10.2, left side
F
a
/
F
f

F

/
F
a
p.277, Fig. 10.6
0
1
n
1
0
n
p. 293, captions of Figs. 10.15 &
10.16 (Bennion)
135
Sm
149
Sm
p. 304, Prob. 15 2 s 200 s
(cont.)
Location (Discoverer) As Is Change to
p. 390, Prob. 2 T
1/2
= 13.2 h T
1/2
= 8.04 d
p. 390, Prob. 4 5.0 pCi/kg 5.0 nCi/g
p. 391, Prob. 12 30 g/g (30 ppm) 30 ng/g (30 ppb)
p. 459, Table C.1, col. 2 abundances:
6
Li 92.5,
7
Li 7.5 abundances:
6
Li 7.5,
7
Li 92.5
*p. 468 (Stewart) half-life for
36
Cl should be 3.01 10
5
y
Revised Web Addresses: Pages 13 and 14
The world-wide web is a valuable but dynamic resource with new sites being created and old ones being shut down.
Site web pages are also constantly being redesigned and addresses changed. Many of the web addresses on pages 13
and 14 have changed.
Section 1.3, last line: The address for the chart of the nuclides is now http://www.chartofthenuclides.com .
Section 1.3.1: Everything past the rst paragraph should be replaced with the following:
The following site, in particular, has a large number of links to the major nuclear and atomic data repositories in
the world.
http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/usndp/usndp-subject.html
The following sites oer large compilations of fundamental nuclear and atomic data as well as links to other data
sites.
http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/
http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/contents.html
http://isotopes.lbl.gov/
http://wwwndc.tokai-sc.jaea.go.jp/index.html
http://wwwndc.tokai-sc.jaea.go.jp/nucldata/index.html
http://nucleardata.nuclear.lu.se/nucleardata/toi/
The sites below contain much information about nuclear technology and other related topics. Many are home pages
for various governmental agencies and some are sites oering useful links, software, reports, and other pertinent
information.
http://physics.nist.gov/
http://www.nist.gov/
http://www.nrc.gov/
http://www.doe.gov/
http://www.epa.gov/oar/
http://www.hpa.org.uk/radiation/
http://www-rsicc.ornl.gov/
http://www.iaea.or.at/
http://www.nea.fr/
http://www.ans.org/
Revised Web Addresses: Page 427
Many of web addresses on page 427 have changed or lo longer work. Replace them with the following.
http://www.nndc.bnl.gov/
http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/contents.html
http://isotopes.lbl.gov/
http://wwwndc.tokai-sc.jaea.go.jp/index.html
http://wwwndc.tokai-sc.jaea.go.jp/nucldata/index.html
http://nucleardata.nuclear.lu.se/nucleardata/toi/
Minor Typographical Errors
Location (Discoverer) As Is Change to
p. 5, Sect. 1.1.2, line 4 m
e
m
n
(Schickedanz)
p. 5, Section 1.2, rst line, been seen be seen
second paragraph (Kidd)
p. 12, rst line (Kidd) reveals reveal
*p. 10, Ex. 1.3, line 1 mass on mass of
p. 12, Sec. 1.2.8, line 4 (Kidd) surface, surface.
p. 12, 2nd line after Eq. (1.8)
(Kidd)
a atom, an atom.
*p. 17, Par. 2, line 10 part a billion part in a billion
p. 27, last sentence of example
(Stewart)
... recoil electrion ... ... recoil electron ...
*p. 29, Fig. 2.8 caption, line 3 large larger
*p. 29, Fig. 2.8 caption, line 4 behavior dominates behaviors dominate
*p. 33, Sec. 2.3.3, Par. 3, line 3 phenomenalogical phenomenological
*p. 61, Fig. 3.9 Revise caption: The potential energies of a proton (a) and
a neutron (b) as functions of distance from the center of a nucleus.
*p. 76, last line to the nucleus to form the nucleus
*p. 83, Ex. 4.4, 5th line from end Change D to H in reaction for Q
*p. 96, par 2, line 1 transmutation transition
*p. 103, Eq. 5.46 == =
*p. 104, line 5 the a count the count
*p. 115, par 4, line 5 Since ... are in secular If ... are assumed to be in secular
p. 116, last paragraph, line 4 decays. decay.
*p. 116, par 4, line 5 6.4 10
12
6.4 pCi/g
*p. 117, Ex. 5.7 line 2 atom atoms
*p. 123, Sec 6.1, line 3 incident reactants reactants
p. 128, caption Fig. 6.2, penulti-
mate line (Bennion)
speeds. speeds
*p. 128, Sec 6.3, line 2 project particle
*p. 130, par 2, last 3 lines E
c
x
E
C
x
*p. 134, Ex. 6.3, par 2, line 2 on energy of energy
p. 159, Prob. 9, 1st eq. (Bennion) LI Li
*p. 168, Sec 7.2, 1st. line passe pass
(cont.)
Location (Discoverer) As Is Change to
p. 169, line 4 losses loses
p. 171, 6 lines above Eq. (7.23) ... source of that ... ... source that ...
*p. 174, line 7 is air of air
*p. 193, line 4 mass rest mass
p. 200, line 2 of Problem 10 make made
p. 236, caption in Table 9.4 Brochial Bronchial
p. 248, Sec. 9.6.2, line 4 an sudden a sudden
*p. 263, 1st text line human-made man-made
*p. 263, 1st para, last line shutdown shut down
*p. 265, penultimate line rename remain
*p. 266, Sec 10.3.1, line 6 quite small near unity
*p. 289, last line
x
a

X
a