Accession Number : AD0430828

Title :   RADIATIVE TRANSFER IN FINITE HOMOGENEOUS ATMOSPHERES WITH ANISOTROPIC SCATTERING II. THE UNIQUENESS PROBLEM FOR CHANDRASEKHAR'S PSI AND PHI EQUATIONS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mullikin,T. W.

Report Date : FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : A study is made of the existence and uniqueness problems for Chandrasekhar's psi and phi equations for radiative transfer in homogeneous atmospheres with anisotropic scattering. It is shown that for many phase functions these nonlinear equations have one-parameter families of solutions. It is shown also that the unique solution which corresponds to the solution of the radiative-transfer problem must satisfy certain linear constraints in addition to Chandrasekhar's nonlinear equations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS), HEAT TRANSFER, ANISOTROPY, SCATTERING, PHASE STUDIES, THERMODYNAMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE