Lecture Notes

The table below lists the lecture notes.

LEC # TOPICS LEC SLIDES / REFERENCES
1 Neutron Fundamentals / Microscopic Interactions (PDF)
2 Macroscopic Interactions (PDF)
3 Nuclear Data (PDF)
4 R-Matrix Theory

(PDF)

(This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

5 Neutron Thermalization (PDF)
6 Scattering Laws / SANS

(PDF)

(PDF - 1.7MB)

(PDF - 1.2MB)

7 Neutron Detection (PDF)
8 Review of Probability and Statistics, Introduction to Monte Carlo Monte Carlo Lec (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 12.8MB)
[Pages 1-3 through 1-8]
9 Collision Physics and Sampling Monte Carlo Lec (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 12.8MB)
[Pages 2-1 through 2-8, pages 3-7 through 3-22, pages 5-1 through 5-40]
10 Tallying and Uncertainties Monte Carlo Lec (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 12.8MB)
[Pages 6-1 through 6-26]
11 Variance Reduction Techniques Monte Carlo Lec (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 12.8MB)
[Pages 9-1 through 9-24]
12 Criticality Safety / Monte Carlo Criticality

Monte Carlo Lec (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 12.8MB)
[Pages 7-1 through 7-20]

Monte Carlo Lec (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 12.8MB)
[Pages 12-35]

13 Derivation of Transport Equation

LEC #13 and LEC #14 are based on the following textbook:

Amazon logo Duderstadt, James J. and William R. Martin. Chapter 1 in Transport Theory. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1979. ISBN: 9780471044925.

14 Boundary Conditions, Interface Conditions
15 Simple Analytical Solutions to TE

LEC #15 through LEC #25 are derived from various chapters in the following textbooks:

Amazon logo Duderstadt, James J. and William R. Martin. Chapter 1 in Transport Theory. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1979. ISBN: 9780471044925.

Amazon logo Bell, George I. and Samuel Glasstone. Nuclear Reactor Theory. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1970. ISBN: 9780442206840.

Amazon logo Lewis, E. E. and W. F. Miller, Jr. Computational Methods of Neutron Transport. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley-Interscience, 1993. ISBN: 9780471092452.

16 Integral Form of TE
17 Collision Probability Method
18 Discrete Ordinate Method
19 PN Method / Diffusion
20 Linearity of TE / Reciprocity Relation
21 Adjoint Equation / Perturbation Theory
22 Variational Methods
23 Photon Transport / Image Rendering
24 Molecular Dynamics I
25 Molecular Dynamics II