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Author Huebner, W. F. (Walter F.), 1928- author

Title Opacity / Walter F. Huebner, W. David Barfield
Published New York : Springer, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 572 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 0067-0057
Astrophysics and space science library. 0067-0057
Contents Definitions -- Atomic and Molecular Structure -- Equation of State -- Radiative Cross Sections -- Continuum transitions -- Bound-Bound Transitions -- Electron Conduction -- Equations of State and Opacities for Mixtures -- Limits, Approximations, Scaling, and Interpolation -- Uncertainties in Models, Methods, and Calculations
Summary The interaction of radiation with matter is a fundamental process in the universe; in particular, the absorption and scattering of radiation by matter (the opacity) govern the formation, evolution, and structure of stars and planets. But opacity is also important in many terrestrial applications in which radiation is the dominant means of energy transfer, such as controlled nuclear-fusion, laser ablation, atmospheric entry and reentry, and the "greenhouse" effect. This book covers all aspects of opacity and equations of state for plasmas, gases, vapors, and dust and emphasizes the continuous transformation of phases and molecular compositions with changing density and temperature under conditions of local thermodynamic equilibrium (LTE) while preserving the basic abundances of the chemical elements in a mixture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Opacity (Optics)
Light absorption.
Form Electronic book
Author Barfield, W. David, author
LC no. 2013951650
ISBN 9781461487975 (electronic bk.)
1461487978 (electronic bk.)