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Numerical Radiative Transfer - Wolfgang Kalkofen

Numerical Radiative Transfer

By: Wolfgang Kalkofen (Editor)

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Published: 29th January 1988
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First published in 1988, this book is a manual of methods for solving problems in radiative transfer. Several of the methods, on operator perturbation as well as on polarised radiative transfer, appeared for the first time in this volume, and the sections dealing with these topics each include introductory articles. The methods described are principally directed at astrophysical plasmas, but the methods are easily adaptable to applications involving other media where self-absorption of the radiation is important. The book is primarily intended for graduate students and research workers in the field of radiative transfer.

Preface
Introduction
Operator Perturbation
Survey of operator perturbation methods
Line formation in expanding atmospheres: multilevel calculations using approximate lambda operators
Stellar atmospheres in non-LTE: model construction and line formation calculations using approximate lambda operators
Acceleration of convergence
Line formation in a time-dependent atmosphere
Iterative solution of multilevel transfer problems
An algorithm for the simultaneous solution of thousands of transfer equations under global constraints
Operator perturbation for differential equations
Polarised Radiation
A gentle introduction to polarised radiative transfer
Non-LTE polarised radiative transfer in special lines
Transfer of polarised radiation using 4x4 matrices
Radiative transfer in the presence of strong magnetic fields
An integral operator technique of radiative transfer in spherical symmetry
Discrete ordinate matrix method
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ISBN: 9780521341004
ISBN-10: 0521341000
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 29th January 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.81