Functional analytic treatment of linear transport equations in kinetic theory and neutron transport theory
Cameron, William Lyle
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The temperature-density equation of Kinetic Theory and the conservative neutron transport equation are studied. In both cases a modified version of the Larsen-Habetler resolvent integration technique is applied to obtain full-range and half-range expansions. For the neutron transport equation the method applied is seen to have notational advantages over previous approaches. In the case of the temperature-density equation this development extends previous results by enlarging the class of expandable functions and has the added advantage of rigor and simplicity. As a natural extension of the Kinetic Theory results, an integral equation for the surface density is derived for half-space problems involving the boundary condition of arbitrary accommodation.
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