|Statement||Ronald Allen Knief.|
|Series||McGraw-Hill series in nuclear engineering|
|LC Classifications||TK9145 .K58 1981|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xv, 605 p. :|
|Number of Pages||605|
|LC Control Number||80025862|
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