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Re: Question Why is change in KineE not equal to dEStep? (Neil Fazel)
Date: 06 Sep, 2011
From: michel maire <michel maire>

On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 15:23:18 GMT, Neil Fazel wrote:
> I'm using verbose tracking to print out the kinetic energy (KineE) and
> total energy deposited (dEStep) at each step on a track. I see that
> dEStep does not equal the change in KineE. For example, below you see
> that for Step# 3, KineE has decreased to 159 MeV from 999 MeV, but
> dEStep is only 4.73 keV. What happened to kinetic energy difference (840
> MeV) and what does dEStep = 4.73 keV represent?
> 
> (This is for a 1 GeV e- passing through a 1 cm layer of Pb.)
> 

 if you run with tracking/verbose 2, you will understand your ouput (I hope ...).
 For the second part of the question, please read a minimum of documentation about  geant4, or any MC transport code in general ...

            Michel

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