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We investigate a multidimensional nonisentropic radiation
hydrodynamics model. We study the local existence and the convergence of the
nonisentropic radiation hydrodynamics equations via the non-relativistic limit. The
local existence of smooth solutions to both systems is obtained. For well-prepared
initial data, the convergence of the limit is rigorously justified by an analysis of
asymptotic expansion, an energy method, and an iterative scheme. We also establish
uniform a priori estimates with respect to .