A computer ‘‘experiment’’ using Monte Carlo sampling methods has been designed to simulate the breaking up of 12C by medium‐energy neutrons into final reaction channels having 2, 3, or 4 outgoing charged particles. The calculational nuclear physics concept used in the ‘‘experiment’’ is one of a sequentially decaying, highly excited compound nucleus. Two methods of Monte Carlo sampling, the rejection method and the cumulative‐distribution method, are discussed as applied to probability functions developed in the program.

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