The Physics of Codes

  • Richard K. Cooper
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The title given this paper is a bit presumptuous, since one can hardly expect to cover the physics incorporated into all the codes already written and currently being written. We will focus on those codes which have been found to be particularly useful in the analysis and design of linacs. At that we will be a bit parochial and discuss primarily those codes used for the design of radio-frequency (rf) linacs, although the discussions of TRANSPORT and MARYLIE have little to do with the time structures of the beams being analyzed. We may also be a bit parochial in our choice of codes to discuss; this is a personal choice which fits within the confines of the time for oral presentation and the (self-imposed) limits of space in the proceedings. If we omit mention of somebody’s favorite code it is possibly due to ignorance, but hopefully just due to the need to be selective and not overly detailed in the presentation of this tutorial material.


Particle Accelerator Magnetic Field Rotation Coupling Impedance Symplectic Condition Multiturn Injection 
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