Astronomy 8823
Atomic and Radiative Processes in Astrophysics

Fall Semester 2016
Department of Astronomy
The Ohio State University

Instructor : Todd Thompson

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Time : TR 8:50 - 10:20 am Location : 4054 McPherson Laboratory

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Description : Discrete and continuum radiative processes in astrophysics. Primary topics include radiation transport, absorption, emission, and scattering processes, radiative transitions, spectral line formation, diffusion, select topics in relativistic classical electromagnetic theory, cyclotron and synchrotron radiation, Compton/Inverse-Compton/Thomson scattering, bremsstrahlung, emission and absorption by molecules, dust. Astrophysical applications will be emphasized.

Organization : Weekly lectures and weekly homework (70%), and a final project (30%).

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