Efficient Procedures for Solving Integral Equations Used during Monte Carlo Photon-Electron Transport Calculations.
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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
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics