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25. Let
P
0
be the initial power output,
P
be the final power output,
k
be the multiplication
factor,
t
be the time for the power reduction, and
t
gen
be the neutron generation time. Then,
according to the result of Problem 4321,
PP
k
tt
=
0
/
.
gen
We divide by
P
0
, take the natural logarithm of both sides of the equation and solve for
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
 Spring '08
 Any
 Physics, Power, Neutron

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