Accession Number : AD0603830

Title :   STOCHASTIC (MONTE CARLO) ATTENUATION ANALYSIS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Kahn,H.

Report Date : 14 JUL 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Applications of random sampling methods to neutron attenuation problems that would be useful to engineers and physicists having but a slight knowledge of statistics are given. The discussion concerns the application of random sampling techniques to the problem of neutron and gamma ray attenuation in thick shields. In such an analysis, de ductions about the behavior of a large number of neutrons are made from a study of comparatively few. The technique is quite analogous to public opinion polling of a small sample to get information concerning the population of the entire country.

Descriptors :   (*MONTE CARLO METHOD, NEUTRON ABSORPTION), (*STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, NEUTRON ABSORPTION), (*NEUTRON ABSORPTION, SAMPLING), NEUTRON TRANSPORT THEORY, NEUTRONS, GAMMA RAYS, ABSORPTION, SHIELDING, PROBABILITY, ATTENUATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE