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5.3 Code Details

The code traces particles in a perfectly absorptive square prismatic geometry. Although simplified, this problem well illustrates the concepts of vectorizing Monte Carlo surface to surface transport. We proceed with a top-down description of the code.

In subroutine intsec, we employ the concept of a sieve, where we wish to pass through the sieve the particles which pass the various tests. Those particles which pass the test, we ``compress'' into new vectors, and denote the new vector as the name of the prior vector with a ``c'' appended to denote a compressed quantity. We undergo two levels of compression in this simple example.