Accession Number:

ADA171086

Title:

Efficient Procedures for Solving Integral Equations Used during Monte Carlo Photon-Electron Transport Calculations.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The energy at which electrons and positrons radiate bremsstrahlung photons and their average energy loss when traveling a known distance in a material are derived in Monte Carlo transport studies by solving integral equations. Iterative procedures which use Newtons Method for finding the zero of a function are applied here to efficiently calculate these zeroes. The answers are generally calculated to a high accuracy after four or five iterations. Example calculations are provided and the results are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE