## The Balmer lines in early type stars |

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### Contents

STARK BROADENING AND COLLISION CROSS SECTIONS | 15 |

THE LINE SOURCE FUNCTION AND THE APPROXIMATION | 39 |

COMPARISON | 73 |

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