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This work is the study of Reactor Point Kinetic equations. This is a system of seven coupled ordinary differential equations, one for neutron density and six for delayed neutron precursors. The application of Runge-Kutta methods is used to study the system numerically. Solutions were then compared for different values of reactivity using MATLAB built-in functions ode23 and ode45. There are graphs and tables presented to compare these methods; theoretically ode45 is of higher-order than ode23.
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"Runge-Kutta Methods to Explore Numerical Solutions of Reactor Point Kinetic Equations" (2018). Stander Symposium Posters. 1288.