Similarity solutions for radiation in time-dependent relativistic flows
Astrophysics Group, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 31 August 2004
Exact analytic solutions are derived for radiation in time-dependent relativistic flows. The flows are spherically-symmetric homologous explosions or implosions of matter with a grey extinction coefficient. The solutions are suitable for testing numerical transfer codes, and this is illustrated for a fully relativistic Monte Carlo code.
Key words: radiative transfer / methods: analytical / methods: numerical
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