[EEL] = Lewis, Elmer E. *Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Physics*. Burlington, MA: Academic Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780123706317.

Selected lecture notes are provided below.

LECTURE | TOPICS | LECTURE SLIDES/NOTES/REFERENCES |
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1 | Reactor Fundamentals / Nomenclature / Nuclear Reactions / Nuclear Stability |
Chapter 1 [EEL] (PDF) |

2 | Neutron Sources / Binding Energy / Fission Process / Chart of Nuclides | Chapter 1 [EEL] (cont.) |

3 | Radioactive Decay / Cross-Sections |
Chapters 2 and 3 [EEL] (PDF) (cont.) |

4 | Compound Nucleus / Resonances / Neutron Scattering | Chapters 2 and 3 [EEL] (cont.) |

5 | Neutron Slowing Down / Neutron Flux / Moderators / Energy Condensation | Chapter 2 and 3 [EEL] (cont.) |

6 | Power Reactors I (LWRs / Neutron Life Cycle) |
Chapter 4 [EEL] (PDF) |

7 | Power Reactors II (CANDU / Advanced LWRs, Gas Reactors, …) | Chapter 4 [EEL] (cont.) |

10 | Transport Equation | Notes (PDF) |

11 | Criticality / Flux / Current / BCs | Notes (PDF) |

12 | Kinetics Approximation |
Notes (PDF) Chapter 5 [EEL] (PDF) |

13 | Delayed Neutrons / Photoneutrons / Inhour | Chapter 5 [EEL] (cont.) |

14 | Prompt Jump Approximation | Chapter 5 [EEL] (cont.) |

16 | Diffusion Equation – One Group | Chapter 6 [EEL] |

17 | Non-Multiplying Systems / Multiplying Systems | Chapter 6 [EEL] (cont.) |

18 | Diffusion – Two Groups | |

19 | Bare reactors / Reflectors | Chapter 7 [EEL] |

20 | Control Rods / Burnable Poisons | Chapter 7 [EEL] (cont.) |

22 | Energy Transport |
Chapter 8 [EEL] (PDF) |

23 | Reactivity Feedback / Transients |
Chapter 9 [EEL] (PDF) |

24 | Reactor Control / Xenon / Samarium | Chapter 10 [EEL] |

25 | Depletion / MA | Chapter 10 [EEL] (cont.) |