22.211, Spring 2010.
Nuclear Reactor Physics I
Due Date: Feb. 23
Homework Assignment 1
1. (Duderstadt, p. 145) Angular neutron density is given by:
n
r r
n(r , ) = 0 (1 cos )
4
where is the angle between and the z-axis.
If A is the area perpendicular to t

22.211, Spring 2010.
Nuclear Reactor Physics I
Due Date: April 29
Homework Assignment 4
1. Consider an isolated resonance of Pu-240 with the following parameters
T
Eo
n
o
0K
66.62 eV
0.09 eV
0.06 eV
0.03 eV
24694.76 b
a. Using the formalism developed in t

22.211, Spring 2010.
Nuclear Reactor Physics I
Due Date: March 11
Homework Assignment 2
1. (Duderstadt, 5-9, p. 228) A thermal neutron enters a 1m thick slab-shaped concrete
shield with 2.3 g/cm3 density. Concrete composition is 40 % Si, 50% Ca, and 10%
H

22.211, Spring 2010.
Nuclear Reactor Physics I
Due Date: April 1
Homework Assignment 3
1. Consider an infinite one dimensional slab spanning from x = -20cm to x = +20cm
surrounded by vacuum on both sides. The slab contains a mixture of fissile U-235 and
h