Chandrasekhar's X- and Y-Functions.

by J. L. Carlstedt, T. W. Mullikin

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A description of some results obtained by applying the theory of singular integral equations to problems of radiative transfer in plane-parallel atmospheres. The theory is applied to Chandrasekhar's X- and Y-functions. Both exact and asymptotic formulae are given for the unique functions that are analytic functions of their argument. Computations are reduced to the solution of rapidly convergent Fredholm equations and to the calculation of various quadratures. Numerical tables are given for the case of isotropic scattering. 45 pp. Bibliog.

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