Nuclear Science and Technology, Volume 3: Numerical Methods of Reactor Analysis presents the numerical analysis frequently used in the nuclear reactor field. This book discusses the numerical approximation for the multigroup diffusion method, which results in simple algebraic equations.
Organized into six chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the simplified formulation of linear algebra by defining the matrices and operations with matrices. This text then discusses the properties of special matrices and reviews the elementary properties of finite difference equations. Other chapters consider a variety of methods of obtaining numerical solutions to the approximating equations. The final chapter deals with Monte Carlo method, which is a statistical method for solving statistical or deterministic problems.
This book is a valuable resource for nuclear engineers. Students at the graduate level who had an introductory course in reactor physics and a basic course in differential equations will also find this book useful.