Invariant imbedding and time-dependent transport processes

by Richard Ernest Bellman, H. H. Natsuyama, Robert E. Kalaba, M. C. Prestrud

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An examination of time dependence approached through the theory of invariant imbedding with the aid of the technique of the numerical inversion of Laplace transforms. The principal objective is to demonstrate that a simple and direct application of invariant imbedding, combined with a relatively unsophisticated use of the modern digital computer, will yield a number of significant results in radiative transfer. These have immediate application to the study of planetary atmospheres and other important physical problems. The authors present FORTRAN programs and various useful tables and graphs using the numerical inversion procedure. 279 pp. Bibliog.

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