The Monte Carlo method can be used to solve a wide range of physical and mathematical problems. Its utility has increased with the general availability of fast computing machines, and new applications are continually forthcoming. However, the basic concepts of Monte Carlo are both simple and straightforward, and can be learned by using a personal computer. In this book we will use such a computer as the basis for developing and explaining the fundamental concepts of Monte Carlo as applied to neutral particle transport. As each topic is addressed a corresponding set of software instructions will be developed. The software that results will be assembled into a program configuration that is representative of a full-scale Monte Carlo radiation transport program. The components of the program will be explained and combined in a fashion that will allow the reader to understand the function and contribution of each to the final, and sometimes daunting, whole.
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