The fractional kinetic equation and thermonuclear functions
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 273, Numbers 1-4, September 2000 , pp. 53-63(11)
The paper discusses the solution of a simple kinetic equation of the type used for the computation of the change of the chemical composition in stars like the Sun. Starting from the standard form of the kinetic equation it is generalized to a fractional kinetic equation and its solutions in terms of H-functions are obtained. The role of thermonuclear functions, which are also represented in terms of G- and H-functions, in such a fractional kinetic equation is emphasized. Results contained in this paper are related to recent investigations of possible astrophysical solutions of the solar neutrino problem.
Document Type: Regular paper
Affiliations: 1: Outer Space Office, United Nations, Vienna International Centre, P.O. Box 500, 1400 Vienna, Austria 2: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2K6
Publication date: 2000-09-01