Multi-collision theory for educated pedestrians

Paolo Picca, Roberto Furfaro, Piero Ravetto

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The aim of the paper is to present the linear transport theory in a form which can be easily accessible also to person with a basic graduate knowledge in mathematics and physics. The time dependent linear Boltzmann equation is approached using a multi-collision methodology and the solution for each propagation direction is sought via classical methods used for linear ODE, such as Laplace transform and Green's function method. Some results that can be fully managed analytically are presented and a general strategy for the numerical implementation proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Physics of Reactors, PHYSOR 2014 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Sep 28 2014Oct 3 2014


Conference2014 International Conference on Physics of Reactors, PHYSOR 2014


  • Closed-form solution
  • Linear transport theory
  • Multi collision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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