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Reformulation of the Radiative Transfer Equations

  1. Nov 13, 2012 #1
    for the following formulation of the RTE,

    RTE.jpg

    Why do we reformulate in terms of μ = cosθ?

    RTEcoords.jpg
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2012 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    ... because it is often convenient. Have a try and see what happens when you don't.
     
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