The New Cosmos pp 100-108 | Cite as

Radiation Theory

  • Albrecht Unsöld
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In regard both to the radiation-fields within stellar atmospheres and stellar interiors and to the emitted radiation whose analysis gives us information about the structure and composition of the atmospheres, we have to do with the basic concepts of radiation theory.


Optical Thickness Stellar Atmosphere Zenith Distance Stellar Interior Radiation Theory 
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Radiation Theory

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albrecht Unsöld
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  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical Physics and University ObservatoryKielGermany

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