RADIATIVE-TRANSFER

Authors
Citation
Gb. Rybicki, RADIATIVE-TRANSFER, Journal of astrophysics and astronomy, 17(3-4), 1996, pp. 95-112
Citations number
55
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Astronomy & Astrophysics
ISSN journal
0250-6335
Volume
17
Issue
3-4
Year of publication
1996
Pages
95 - 112
Database
ISI
SICI code
0250-6335(1996)17:3-4<95:R>2.0.ZU;2-S
Abstract
Chandrasekhar's work in radiative transfer theory began in 1944 and cu lminated with the publication of his influential treatise Radiative Tr ansfer in 1950. In this review his major contributions to radiative tr ansfer will be recounted and evaluated. These include his development of the discrete ordinates method, the invariance principles, and his f ormulation and solution of the transfer equation for polarized light.