NUCL 61000

Nuclear Reactor Theory II

Instructor Professor Yang

This course covers advanced reactor physics topics including the neutron transport theory, slowing down and resonance escape, and generalized perturbation theory. The neutron transport theory is the fundamental theory describing the neutron flux behaviors in nuclear systems. The slowing down and resonance escape calculations are essential for generating the multi-group cross sections required in the whole-core neutron transport calculations. The generalized perturbation theory is a powerful method for determining the changes in response parameters due to the variations in nuclide densities and microscopic cross sections. Prerequisites: NUCL 51000 and advanced engineering mathematics covering complex analysis, partial differential equations, and integral equations.