Accession Number : AD0605251

Title :   CHANDRASEKHAR'S X- AND Y- FUNCTIONS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Carlstedt,J. L. ; Mullikin,T. W.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : A description is given of the results of the application of singular integral equation theory to Chandrasekhar's X- and Y-functions. Both exact and asymptotic formulae are given for the unique functions which are analytic functions of their argument. Computations are reduced to the solution of rapidly convergent Fredholm equations and to the calculation of various quadratures. Numerical tables for the case of isotropic scattering will be published as a supplement to the Astrophysical Journal. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), INTEGRAL EQUATIONS), (*INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS)), (*ATMOSPHERES, WAVE PROPAGATION), ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, SCATTERING, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, COMPLEX VARIABLES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE