Accession Number:

AD0691232

Title:

NEWTON'S METHOD FOR THE NONLINEAR INTEGRAL EQUATION FOR THE H FUNCTION OF ISOTROPIC SCATTERING,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The paper presents the application of a version of Newtons method to the numerical solution of a basic nonlinear integral equation in the theory of radiative transfer. A sequence of rapidly convergent approximations to the H function of Chandrasekhar is determined. The method evaluates integrals by means of a gaussian quadrature formula, and the resulting equations can be used to obtain values quickly and accurately.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE