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Equation of Radiative Transfer

(RTE, Transfer Equation, Radiative Transfer Equation)
(equation describing energy transfer by EMR)

An Equation Of Radiative Transfer (or Radiative Transfer Equation or RTE or Transfer Equation) is an equation that describes Radiative Transfer (RT), the transfer of energy by EMR through a gas or Plasma, taking into account factors that can remove photons (Absorption) and can add them (Emission). One form:

1 ∂      ^
— ——Iν + Ω˙∇Iν + (kν,s + kν,a)Iν = jν + 1/(4π) kν,sIν
c ∂t

(equation,physics,EMR)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiative_transfer

Referenced by:
Radiative Transfer (RT)
Source Function (S)

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