Contribution to the Discussion

  • Jefrery D. Lewins


Professor Williams sought a physical explanation of the mathematical result, that, in a low power model of a nuclear reactor, the extinction probability is certainty in a critical system whereas the expected number of neutrons remains constant.


Critical System Stochastic Equation Mathematical Result Physical Explanation Nuclear System 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jefrery D. Lewins
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  1. 1.Engineering DepartmentUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeEngland

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