Equations of Radiation Hydrodynamics

ISBN-10: 0486445992

ISBN-13: 9780486445991

Edition: 2005

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Description: Graduate-level text examines propagation of thermal radiation through a fluid and its effects on the hydrodynamics of fluid motion. Topics include approximate formulations of radiative transfer and relativistic effects of fluid motion; microscopic physics associated with the equation of transfer; inverse Compton scattering; and hydrodynamic description of fluid. 1973 edition.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
Definitions and Basic Concepts in Radiative Transfer
Introduction
The Radiation Field
Interaction of the Radiation Field with Matter
The Equation of Transfer
Introduction
The Equation of Transfer-An Eulerian Derivation
The Equation of Transfer-A Lagrangian Derivation
The Boundary Conditions on the Equation of Transfer
The Equation of Transfer in Various Coordinate Systems
The Equation of Transfer in Integral Form
Peierls' Equation
A Variational Characterization of the Equation of Transfer
Induced Processes and Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium
The Validity of the Equation of Transfer
Approximate Descriptions of Radiative Transfer
Introduction
The Eddington or Diffusion Approximation
Asymptotic Diffusion Theory
A New Diffusion Theory
The P-N (Spherical Harmonic) Approximation
The S-N (Discrete Ordinate) Approximation
Equilibrium Diffusion Theory
The Multigroup Method-The Planck and Rosseland Means
A New Multigroup Method
The Representation of Polarized Light in the Equation of Transfer
Introduction
Elliptically Polarized Light
Arbitrarily (Partially) Polarized Light
The Equation of Transfer for (Partially) Polarized Light
The Special Case of Thomson (Rayleigh) Scattering
Radiative Transfer in Refractive and Dispersive Media
Introduction
Hamilton's Equations for Photons
The Equation of Transfer for a General Dispersion Relation
The Effects of Fluid Motion on the Equation of Transfer
Introduction
Application of the Lorentz Transformation
The Interaction of the Radiation Field with Matter
Introduction
General Remarks
The Einstein Coefficients
The Absorption Coefficient
The Scattering Coefficient
Compton and Inverse Compton Scattering
Introduction
The Scattering Kernel
The Fokker-Planck Treatment of Scattering
The Eigenvalue Problem-The Eigenvalues for No Absorption
The Eigenvalues in the Presence of Absorption
Relativistic Hydrodynamics in the Presence of a Radiation Field
Introduction
Kinetic Theory Considerations
Eulerian Hydrodynamics
The Eulerian Equations in Various Coordinate Systems
Modified Eulerian Hydrodynamics
The Modified Eulerian Equations in Various Coordinate Systems
Lagrangian Hydrodynamics
The Lagrangian Equations in Various Coordinate Systems
The Lorentz Transformation of the Equation of Transfer
References
Bibliography
Index
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