A computational approach to Chandrasekhar's planetary problem

by Richard Ernest Bellman, H. H. Natsuyama, Robert E. Kalaba, S. Ueno


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A reformulation, using an initial-value approach, of Chandrasekhar's planetary problem concerning the diffuse reflection of radiation from a finite atmosphere with a reflecting surface at the bottom. Both the direct problem and the inverse planetary problem are treated. A FORTRAN program for both problems is presented in the appendix. 28 pp. Bibliog.

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