Selected Papers: Radiative Transfer and Negative Ion of Hydrogen

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Overview

In this second volume of Chandrasekhar's selected papers addresses that part of his prolific and diverse scientific career devoted to a mathematical analysis of the equations of radiative transfer.
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edition ($29.95) not seen. First of a projected six-volume set collecting significant papers of this distinguished physicist and Nobel laureate who has made brilliant contributions in many areas of research. Assisted by several prominent authorities on these varied topics, Chandrasekhar has chosen papers not represented adequately (or at all) in his published books, as well as papers that have historical importance. Volume 1 covers primarily the period 1930-40 and includes early work on the theory of dwarfs. In the preface, Chandrasekhar explains the criteria for selection and provides historical background. No index in the first volume. Paper See preceding entry. V.2 covers primarily the period 1940-50 and includes papers on the theory of radiative transfer and on the physics and astrophysics of the negative ion of hydrogen. Of particular note are Chandrasekhar's Gibbs Lecture to the American Mathematical Society in 1946 and his in the USSR in 1981. An author's note and a foreword by T.W. Mullikin, a distinguished expert in the area of radiative transfer, provide historical context for the papers. No index. The paper edition is available ($29.95; 10093-6). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226100920
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1989
  • Series: Selected Papers Series , #2
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 622
  • Product dimensions: 7.05 (w) x 9.83 (h) x 1.68 (d)

Meet the Author


Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995) received many awards in his career, including the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1983, the National Medal of Science (U.S.), and the Copley Medal of the Royal Society (London). He was the Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Department of Physics, and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago.
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Table of Contents


Foreword by T. W. Mullikin
Author's Note
Part One - Radiative Transfer
1. The Method of Discrete Ordinates
1. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, II
The Astrophysical Journal 100, no. 1 (1944): 76-86
2. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, V
The Astrophysical Journal 101, no. 1 (1945): 95-107
3. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, VII
The Astrophysical Journal 101, no. 3 (1945): 328-47
4. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, VIII
The Astrophysical Journal 101, no. 3 (1945): 348-55
5. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, XII
The Astrophysical Journal 104, no. 2 (1946): 191-202
6. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, XXI
The Astrophysical Journal 106, no. 2 (1947): 152-216
 
2. Radiative Transfer Allowing for Polarization of Scattering Light
7. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, X
The Astrophysical Journal 103, no. 3 (1946): 351-70
8.  On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, XI
The Astrophysical Journal 104, no. 1 (1946): 110-32
9.  On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, XIII
The Astrophysical Journal 105, no. 1 (1947): 151-63
10.  On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, XV
The Astrophysical Journal 105, no. 3 (1947): 424-34
11. The Illumination and Polarization of the Sunlit Sky on Rayleigh Scattering. With Donna D. Elbert
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 44, pt. 6 (1954): 643-54
 
3. Principles of Invariance: The H- and the X- and Y-Functions
12. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, XIV
The Astrophysical Journal 106, no. 1 (1947): 164-203
13. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, XVII
The Astrophysical Journal 105, no. 3 (1947): 441-60
14. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, XX
The Astrophysical Journal 106, no. 2 (1947): 145-51
15. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, XXII
The Astrophysical Journal 107, no. (1948): 48-72
16. On the Radiative Equilibrium of a Stellar Atmosphere, XXII
(concluded)
The Astrophysical Journal 107, no. 2 (1948): 188-215
17. The Angular Distribution of the Radiation at the Interface of Two Adjoining Media
Canadian Journal of Physics 29 (1951): 14-20
18. On the Diffuse Reflection of a Pencil of Radiation by a Plane-Parallel Atmosphere
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 44, no. 9 (1958): 933-40
19. Diffuse Reflection by a Semi-Infinite Atmosphere. With H. G. Horak
The Astrophysical Journal 134, no. 1 (1961): 45-56
 
4. Miscellaneous Problems
20. The Formation of Absorption Lines in a Moving Atmosphere
Reviews of Modern Physics 17, nos. 2-3 (1945): 138-56
21. The Radiative Equilibrium of an Expanding Planetary Nebula.
I. Radiation Pressure in Lyman
The Astrophysical Journal 102, no. 3 (1945): 402-28
22. The Softening of Radiation by Multiple Compton Scattering
Proceedings of the Royal Society, A, 192 (1948): 508-18
23. A New Type of Boundary-Value Problem in Hyperbolic Equations
Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 42, pt. 3 (1946): 250-60
 
5. Review Articles
24. The Transfer of Radiation in Stellar Atmospheres
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 53, no. 7 (1947): 641-711
25. Radiative Transfer: A Personal Account

Part Two - Investigation on the Negative Ion of Hydrogen and of Two-Electron Atoms
26. Some Remarks on the Negative Hydrogen Ions and Its Absorption Coefficient
The Astrophysical Journal 100, no. 2 (1944): 176-80
27. On the Continuous Absorption Coefficient of the Negative Hydrogen Ion
The Astrophysical Journal 102, no. (1945): 223-31
28. On the Continuous Absorption Coefficient of the Negative Hydrogen Ion, II
The Astrophysical Journal 102, no. 3 (1945): 395-401
29. On the Continuous Absorption Coefficient of the Negative Hydrogen Ion, III. With Frances Herman Breen
The Astrophysical Journal 104, no. 3 (1946): 430-45
30. On the Continuous Absorption Coefficient of the Negative Hydrogen Ion, IV
The Astrophysical Journal 128, no. 1 (1958): 114-23
31. On the Continuous Absorption Coefficient of the Negative Hydrogen Ion, V. With Donna D. Elbert
The Astrophysical Journal 128, no. 3 (1958): 633-35
32. The Continuous Spectrum of the Sun and the Stars. With Guido Münch
The Astrophysical Journal 104, no. 3 (1946): 446-57
33. The Story of Two Atoms
The Scientific Monthly 64, no. 4 (1947): 313-21
34. Shift of the 1 S State of Helium, With Donna Elbert and G. Herzberg
The Physical Review 91, no. 5 (1953): 1172-73
35. Energies of the Ground States of He, Li+, and O6+, With G. Herzberg
The Physical Review 98, no. 4 (1955): 1050-54

 

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