Albedo method

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(in transport theory)

A method of solving boundary value problems for a transport equation. The Albedo method is a variant of the matrix factorization method, the role of factorization coefficients being played by the matrices of reflection and transmission of a sequence of layers of increasing thickness. Practically speaking, the Albedo method is used only in problems in one-dimensional spaces, both to find the reflection and transmission coefficients and to find the solution of the transport equation in a medium.


[Be] I.S. Berezin, N.P. Zhidkov, "Computing methods" , Pergamon (1973) (Translated from Russian) Zbl 0122.12903
[Ge] T.A. Gergomenova, et al., "Al'bedo neutrons" , Moscow (1973) (In Russian)
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This article was adapted from an original article by T.A. Germogenova (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article