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Abstract

The calculation of the decay chains of radioactive isotopes may be solved by different computer codes that apply similar numerical methods. Analytical forms of solution of this problem are known since a long time, but their implementation has always been hindered by the possible occurrence of large numerical errors or by the need, to avoid them, of very high numerical precision. In this paper the reason of these difficulties has been pointed out and solved. In particular a new family of mathematical identities has been found.

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Authors: PONTI C JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY), JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9389 EN (1984) MF, 19 P., BFR 120, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 150, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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Record Number: 1989123023500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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