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Two inverse problems in photon transport theory: evaluation of a time-dependent source and of a time-dependent cross section

  • Aldo Belleni-Morante
Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)

Abstract

In photon transport theory, two types of inverse problems are considered:
  1. (a)

    identification of some physical or geometrical quantity (such as a cross section, or a photon source, or the shape of the surface that bounds the host medium), evaluating its dependence on spatial and/or angle variables, under the assumption that photon transport is time independent and starting, for instance, from the knowledge of the exiting photon flux;

     
  2. (b)

    identification of some physical or geometrical quantity that characterizes the host medium, evaluating its dependence on spatial and/or angle variables and on time, under the assumption that photon transport is time dependent and starting, for instance, from the knowledge of the time behaviour of the exiting photon flux.

     

Keywords

Inverse Problem Abstract Equation Photon Density Interstellar Cloud Host Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aldo Belleni-Morante
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria CivileUniversità degli Studi di FirenzeFirenzeItalia

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