SH2608 Neutron Transport Theory and Reactor Kinetics 6.0 credits

Neutrontransportteori och reaktorkinetik

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

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

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignment, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • INL2 - Assignment, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • INL3 - Assignment, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • INL4 - Assignment, 0.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: 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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Janne Wallenius

Further information

Course web

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Offered by


Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Vasily Arzhanov,

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.

Supplementary information

This is a self-reading course.