Consider a homogeneous, bare, spherical, source-free, critical, uranium-fueled reactor operating at a power Po. Explain how and why the power

Consider a homogeneous, bare, spherical, source-free, critical, uranium-fueled reactor operating at a power Po. Explain how and why the power increases, decreases, or remains unchanged as a result of each of the separate changes to the reactor.

a. The reactor is deformed into the shape of a football (ellipsoid).
b. A person stands next to the core.
c. The temperature of the core is raised.
d. A neutron source is brought close to the core.
e. An energetic electron beam impacts the core.
f. The reactor is run at high power for a long time.
g. The core is launched into outer space.
h. A sheet of cadmium is wrapped around the core.
i. The enrichment of the fuel is increased.

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