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Subject: Re: Fusor equations in Excel?
Date: Jul 21, 2:49 pm
Poster: Mark Sloan

On Jul 21, 2:49 pm, Mark Sloan wrote:

Nathan Saichek asked: "I was wondering if anyone knows where I could find the equations that relate to the fusor..."

I have started to assemble things like nuclear cross section equations (so you can calculate reaction rates and other interesting things) in Excel, (Microsoft's spreadsheet). It's based on information in some old physics books I have, but mainly from web sites such as

Which is a good web site by a mainstream fusion professional with lots of data, but hard for an amateur to follow.

And Richard Hull's suggested site in the adjacent note for the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.

My goal is to assemble some very basic, simple calculations applicable to fusors (or any fusion device) in a spreadsheet format. Then anyone with Excel could run numbers a lot easier than by starting with a physics textbook. However, getting it into Excel and checking it is taking a lot longer than I expected (because I have to learn the physics as I go), but I might have a spreadsheet to share in a month or so.

I would like to hear if anyone else has already started assembling fusion-related equations in Excel.