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* Retrieved from Course syllabus SH2608 (Autumn 2008–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Derivation of the neutron transport equation (NTE), fundamental properties of NTE, solution methodology for NTE, including approximations. Derivation of the kinetic equation, its properties and solution methods.

Intended learning outcomes

To solve neutron transport equation within the context of reactor physics.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Knowledge and examples from a basic reactor physics course such as SH2600, multidimensional calculus, vector analysis, complex analysis, linear differential operators.

Recommended prerequisites

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[1] Lecture notes on Reactor Physics by W. Gudowski. [2] J. Duderstadt and W.R. Martin: Transport Theory. [3] G.I. Bell and S. Glasstone: Nuclear Reactor Theory.[4] M. Ash: Nuclear Reactor Kinetics.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 0,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • INL2 - Assignment, 0,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • INL3 - Assignment, 0,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • INL4 - Assignment, 0,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Home assignments and a computational project.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Vasily Arzhanov,

Supplementary information

This is a self-reading course.