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By V. Protopopescu (auth.), Jeffery Lewins, Martin Becker (eds.)

Dur past quantity 14 was once dedicated to an exposition of the themes of sensitivity research and uncertainty thought with its improvement and alertness in nuclear reactor physics on the center of the dialogue. during this quantity, we go back to our standard layout as a variety of issues of present curiosity, authored by way of these operating within the box. those themes variety from the theoretical underpinnings of the (linear) Boltzmann shipping equation to a resume of our ex­ pectations in what nonetheless can be regarded as twenty-first century expertise, the world's fusion reactor software. within the first article of this quantity, we have now Protopop­ escu's research of the constitution of the Boltzmann equation and its suggestions for strength and space-dependent difficulties of an eigenvalue nature. There lengthy has been a curious "folk background" impression during this zone~ Wigner and Weinberg may well de­ scribe it as "what used to be as a rule recognized was once mostly untrue". This account of the Boltzmann equation without doubt will convey rigorous foundation for our expectancies of sure strategies might be well-founded on research. Ely Gelbard's evaluate of the equipment of picking out diffusion-type parameters in complicated geometries the place basic diffusion conception will be welcome has required simply as a lot rigor to figure out how such modeling could be made exact, even if to a extra rapid and useful goal. the 2 articles could be visible as attention-grabbing contrasts, elements of an identical underlying challenge displaying it seems that varied features of a similar important core.

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All the roots of a single dispersion equation D(A,k) = 0, are not likely to give the complete set of singularities of the resolvent operator (A - A) -1 = RA(A), seen as a complex function of A. Any interpretation of results in these terms only will be necessarily incomplete if not biased or misleading. v. PSEUDOMODES AND TRUE "SHADOWED" MODES The theory of analytic continuations is a useful and used tool for a convenient treatment of the continuous spectra, which are not usually apt to provide well-defined information about the results expected from experiments.

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