Indexed on: 01 Apr '86Published on: 01 Apr '86Published in: Astrophysics and Space Science
The functional analytic method of solution is applied to investigation of the radiative transfer equation in spectral lines. A problem of scattering in the spectral line with the frequency redistribution in anisotropic-scattering infinite and semi-infinite media is considered. Continuum absorption in the line is also taken into account.The solution is presented as the exponential function of the operatorA and the functional calculus is developed. The eigenfunction and the expansion coefficients, in terms of which the explicit solution is expressed, have been found. The nonlinear equation and the explicit expressions for theX-function are derived. The albedo problem with the determined expansion coefficients and the intensity of the emergent radiation is given as an example.