Accession Number : AD0456085

Title :   RADIATIVE TRANSFER IN EXTENDED STELLAR ATMOSPHERES,

Corporate Author : HARVARD COLL CAMBRIDGE MA PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS

Personal Author(s) : Chapman, Robert DeWitt

Report Date : JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : To investigate the transfer of radiation in extended stellar atmospheres, the transfer equation is solved for an infinite spherically symmetric medium by expanding the intensity in terms of Legendre polynomials. The nature of the solutions is discussed in detail. A literature survey and a presentation of the basic theory are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STARS, ATMOSPHERES), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, EQUATIONS, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS (MATHEMATICAL), POLYNOMIALS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE