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=== Syllabus ===
 
=== Syllabus ===
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/syllabus.docx Syllabus]
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/syllabus.docx Syllabus]
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/constants/constants.pdf Sheet of constants and equations]
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/constants/constants.pdf Sheet of constants and equations]
  
 
=== Useful External References ===
 
=== Useful External References ===
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== Topics by Date ==
 
== Topics by Date ==
  
====(Aug. 27) Radiative Quantities (RL 1.1-1.3; Mil 1.1-1.3)====
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====(Aug. 26) Radiative Quantities (RL 1.1-1.3; Mil 1.1-1.3)====
 
* class mechanics
 
* class mechanics
 
** syllabus
 
** syllabus
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** [[Specific Intensity]]  
 
** [[Specific Intensity]]  
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
** convert photon number density to specific intensity
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/01_Activity_Sheet.ipynb Activity Sheet 1] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/01_Activity_Sheet.ipyn datahub.berkeley.edu])
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/01_Activity_Sheet_Answers.ipynb Activity Sheet 1 solutions]
  
====(Sep. 1) radiative transport (RL 1.4; Mil 2.1-2.2)====
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====(Aug. 31) radiative transport (RL 1.4; Mil 2.1-2.2)====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Radiative Transfer Equation]]
 
** [[Radiative Transfer Equation]]
 
** [[Optical Depth]]
 
** [[Optical Depth]]
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/quiz_2020/Quiz02.ipynb Activity Sheet 2]
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz02.ipynb Activity Sheet 2]
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/quiz_2020/Quiz02-ans.ipynb Activity Sheet 2 solutions]
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz02-ans.ipynb Activity Sheet 2 solutions]
 
** sliding pennies
 
** sliding pennies
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/ps_2020/ps01.pdf Problem Set 1] assigned
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps01.pdf Problem Set 1] assigned
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/vega_spectrum.dat vega_spectrum.dat]
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/vega_spectrum.dat vega_spectrum.dat]
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/bessel_V.dat bessel_V.dat]
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/bessel_V.dat bessel_V.dat]
  
==== (Sep. 3) Maxwell's Equations and Plane Waves ====
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==== (Sep. 2) Maxwell's Equations and Plane Waves ====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Maxwell Equations]] for Electromagnetic Waves
 
** [[Maxwell Equations]] for Electromagnetic Waves
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** [[Fourier Transform]]
 
** [[Fourier Transform]]
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/quiz_2020/Quiz03.ipynb Activity Sheet 3]
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz03.ipynb Activity Sheet 3] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz03.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/quiz_2020/Quiz03-ans.ipynb Activity Sheet 3 solutions]
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz03-ans.ipynb Activity Sheet 3 solutions]
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/notebooks/Larmor%20Radiation.ipynb Larmor Demo]
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/notebooks/Larmor%20Radiation.ipynb Larmor Demo]
 
** Impedance of free space
 
** Impedance of free space
  
====(Sep. 8) scattering and absorption (RL 1.4, 1.7; Mil 2.1-2.2)====
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====(Sep. 7) scattering and absorption (RL 1.4, 1.7; Mil 2.1-2.2)====
 
* Topics:
 
* Topics:
 
** [[Basic Scattering]]
 
** [[Basic Scattering]]
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** [[Degeneracy]]
 
** [[Degeneracy]]
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/quiz_2020/Quiz04.ipynb Activity Sheet 4] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=master&path=quiz_2020/Quiz04.ipyn datahub.berkeley.edu])
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz04.ipynb Activity Sheet 4] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz04.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
 
** photon diffusion
 
** photon diffusion
 
** high beams in fog
 
** high beams in fog
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/ps_2020/ps02.pdf Problem Set 2] Assigned
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps02.pdf Problem Set 2] Assigned
  
==== (Sep. 10) thermodynamic equilibrium (RL 1.5)  ====
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==== (Sep. 9) thermodynamic equilibrium (RL 1.5)  ====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Black-Body Radiation]] (and Kirchoff's Law)
 
** [[Black-Body Radiation]] (and Kirchoff's Law)
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** [[Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium]]  
 
** [[Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium]]  
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/quiz_2020/Quiz05.ipynb Activity Sheet 5] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=master&path=quiz_2020/Quiz05.ipyn datahub.berkeley.edu])
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz05.ipynb Activity Sheet 5] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz05.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
 
** flipping pennies, rolling dice
 
** flipping pennies, rolling dice
 
** types of temperature
 
** types of temperature
  
==== (Sep. 15) semi-classical hydrogen ====
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==== (Sep. 14) semi-classical hydrogen ====
 
* Topics:
 
* Topics:
 
** [[Classical Bohr Atom]]  
 
** [[Classical Bohr Atom]]  
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz06.ipynb Activity Sheet 6] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz06.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
 
** rederivation
 
** rederivation
 
** Rydberg
 
** Rydberg
 
** dipoles/quadrupoles
 
** dipoles/quadrupoles
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/ps_2020/ps03.pdf Problem Set 3] Assigned
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps03.pdf Problem Set 3] Assigned
  
====  (Sep. 17) Einstein coefficients====
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====  (Sep. 16) Einstein coefficients====
 
* Topics:
 
* Topics:
 
** [[Einstein Coefficients]]
 
** [[Einstein Coefficients]]
 
** [[Radiative Equilibrium]]
 
** [[Radiative Equilibrium]]
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz07.ipynb Activity Sheet 7] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz07.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
 
** estimating Einstein A for Ly-alpha
 
** estimating Einstein A for Ly-alpha
 
** effective photon absorption crosssection
 
** effective photon absorption crosssection
  
==== (Sep. 22) spectral line broadening====
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==== (Sep. 21) spectral line broadening====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Line Profile Functions]]
 
** [[Line Profile Functions]]
 
** [[Zeeman splitting]]
 
** [[Zeeman splitting]]
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz08.ipynb Activity Sheet 8] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz08.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
 
** what can you learn from a spectral line
 
** what can you learn from a spectral line
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/ps_2020/ps04.pdf Problem Set 4] Assigned
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps04.pdf Problem Set 4] Assigned
  
==== (Sep. 24) radiation from accelerating charges (RL 3.3-3.4)====
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==== (Sep. 23) radiation from accelerating charges (RL 3.3-3.4)====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Estimating Atomic Transition Strengths]]
 
** [[Estimating Atomic Transition Strengths]]
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** photoexcitation cross-section
 
** photoexcitation cross-section
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz09.ipynb Activity Sheet 9] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz09.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
 
** Einstein A for He+
 
** Einstein A for He+
  
==== (Sep. 29) molecular lines (RL 11) ====
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==== (Sep. 28) molecular lines (RL 11) ====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Atomic and Molecular Quantum Numbers]]
 
** [[Atomic and Molecular Quantum Numbers]]
 
** [[Rotational Transitions]]
 
** [[Rotational Transitions]]
** [[Vibrational Transitions]]
 
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
** Einstein A for CO  
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** CO Lecture
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/ps_2020/ps05.pdf Problem Set 5] assigned
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* No Problem Set this week
  
==== (Oct. 1) rovibrational transitions (RL 11) ====
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==== (Sep. 30) rovibrational transitions (RL 11) ====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Rovibrational Transitions]]
 
** [[Rovibrational Transitions]]
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
** distortion in CO
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz11.ipynb Activity Sheet 11] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz11.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
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** Cooling with CO
  
====(Oct. 6)  masers ====
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====(Oct. 5)  masers ====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Masers]]
 
** [[Masers]]
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** masers as transistors
 
** masers as transistors
 
** laser pointers
 
** laser pointers
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/ps_2020/ps06.pdf Problem Set 6] assigned
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps05.pdf Problem Set 5] assigned
  
==== (Oct. 8) collisional excitations ====
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==== (Oct. 7) collisional excitations ====
 
* Topics:
 
* Topics:
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** [[Detailed Balance]]
 
** [[Collisional Excitations]]
 
** [[Collisional Excitations]]
** [[Detailed Balance]]
 
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz12.ipynb Activity Sheet 12] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz12.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
 
** more CO molecular clouds
 
** more CO molecular clouds
 
** collisional line-driven cooling
 
** collisional line-driven cooling
  
==== (Oct. 13) free-free emission====
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==== (Oct. 12) free-free emission====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Thermal Bremsstrahlung]] (RL 5.1-5.3)
 
** [[Thermal Bremsstrahlung]] (RL 5.1-5.3)
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** free-free polarization
 
** free-free polarization
 
** simulating a free-free interaction
 
** simulating a free-free interaction
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps06.pdf Problem Set 6] assigned
  
==== (Oct. 15) radiative equilibrium (RL 1.7-1.8; Mil 2.3-2.5)====
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==== (Oct. 14) charged cross-sections (RL 1.7-1.8; Mil 2.3-2.5)====
 
* Topics:
 
* Topics:
 
** [[Coulomb Focusing]]
 
** [[Coulomb Focusing]]
 
** [[Thomson Scattering]]
 
** [[Thomson Scattering]]
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
** timescale for photons/electrons to diffuse through a neutral IGM
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz13.ipynb Activity Sheet 13] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz13.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
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** electrons in the IGM
  
==== (Oct. 20) bound-free transitions ====
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==== (Oct. 19) bound-free transitions ====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Milne Relation]]
 
** [[Milne Relation]]
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* Activities
 
* Activities
 
** stromgren spheres
 
** stromgren spheres
** work out in detail redshift of recombination
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps07.pdf Problem Set 7] assigned
  
==== (Oct. 22) LTE and non-LTE ====
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==== (Oct. 21) LTE and non-LTE ====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Recombination Coefficients]]
 
** [[Recombination Coefficients]]
 
** [[Review of Equilibria]]
 
** [[Review of Equilibria]]
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz14.ipynb Activity Sheet 14] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz14.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
 
** estimating recombination coefficients
 
** estimating recombination coefficients
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** work out in detail redshift of recombination
  
==== (Oct. 27)  plasma effects====
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==== (Oct. 26)  plasma effects====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Plasma Frequency]]
 
** [[Plasma Frequency]]
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* Activities
 
* Activities
 
** start de-dispersion coding
 
** start de-dispersion coding
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/ps_2020/ps07.pdf Problem Set 7] assigned
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps08.pdf Problem Set 8] assigned
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/pulsar.dat pulsar.dat]
  
====  (Oct. 29) compton scattering ====
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====  (Oct. 28) compton scattering ====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Lorentz transformations]]
 
** [[Lorentz transformations]]
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** [[Compton Scattering]]
 
** [[Compton Scattering]]
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz15.ipynb Activity Sheet 15] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz15.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
 
** relativistic intuition, velocity raptor
 
** relativistic intuition, velocity raptor
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** CMB coupling via compton
  
==== (Nov. 3) Inverse Compton scattering====
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==== (Nov. 2) Inverse Compton scattering====
 
* Topics:
 
* Topics:
 
** [[Inverse Compton Scattering]]
 
** [[Inverse Compton Scattering]]
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** single scattering versus ensemble scattering
 
** single scattering versus ensemble scattering
 
** compton saturation
 
** compton saturation
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/ps_2020/ps08.pdf Problem Set 8] assigned
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* No problem set
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/pulsar.dat pulsar.dat]
 
  
==== (Nov. 5) Synchrotron Introduction ====
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==== (Nov. 4) Synchrotron Introduction ====
 
* Topics:
 
* Topics:
 
** [[Introduction to Synchrotron Radiation and Relativistic Beaming]]
 
** [[Introduction to Synchrotron Radiation and Relativistic Beaming]]
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** [[Synchrotron Polarization]] -->
 
** [[Synchrotron Polarization]] -->
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
** re-deriving synchrotron critical frequency
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz16.ipynb Activity Sheet 16] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz16.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
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** beaming, superluminal motion, monte carlo compton
  
==== (Nov. 10) Synchrotron Radiation ====
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==== (Nov. 9) Synchrotron Radiation ====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Synchrotron Radiation]]
 
** [[Synchrotron Radiation]]
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** re-deriving synchrotron spectrum
 
** re-deriving synchrotron spectrum
 
** phenomenological description of synchrotron decay
 
** phenomenological description of synchrotron decay
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/ps_2020/ps09.pdf Problem Set 9] assigned
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps09.pdf Problem Set 9] assigned
  
==== (Nov. 12)  Synchrotron Self-Interactions ====
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==== (Nov. 11) No Class (Veterans day) ====
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==== (Nov. 16)  Synchrotron Self-Interactions ====
 
* Topics
 
* Topics
 
** [[Synchrotron Self-Interactions]]
 
** [[Synchrotron Self-Interactions]]
 
<!-- ** [[Synchrotron Self-Compton]]  
 
<!-- ** [[Synchrotron Self-Compton]]  
 
** [[Compton Catastrophe]] -->
 
** [[Compton Catastrophe]] -->
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* Activities
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/Quiz17.ipynb Activity Sheet 17] (on [http://datahub.berkeley.edu/user-redirect/interact?account=AaronParsons&repo=astro207&branch=main&path=quiz_2021/Quiz17.ipynb datahub.berkeley.edu])
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** reading SSC spectra, inferring castrophe
  
====  (Nov. 17) dust and grains====
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====  (Nov. 18) dust and grains====
 
* Topics:
 
* Topics:
 
** [[Dust Absorption and Scattering]]
 
** [[Dust Absorption and Scattering]]
 
** dust formation/sublimation
 
** dust formation/sublimation
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** [[Poynting-Robertson Effect]]
 
* Activities
 
* Activities
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/master/ps_2020/ps10.pdf Problem Set 10] assigned
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* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps10.pdf Problem Set 10] assigned
 +
 
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==== (Nov. 23) No Class ====
  
==== (Nov. 19) radiative diffusion ====
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==== (Nov. 25) No Class ====
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 +
==== (Dec. 1) radiative diffusion ====
 
* Topics:
 
* Topics:
 
** [[Radiative Diffusion]]
 
** [[Radiative Diffusion]]
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**
 
**
  
==== (Nov. 24) No Class ====
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==== (Dec. 2) Review ====
 
 
==== (Nov. 26) No Class ====
 
 
 
==== (Dec. 1) Review 1 ====
 
* Review
 
 
 
==== (Dec. 3) Review 2 ====
 
 
* Review
 
* Review
  
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** [[Frequency Redistribution in Non-Coherent Scattering]]
 
** [[Frequency Redistribution in Non-Coherent Scattering]]
 
** [[Cherenkov Radiation]]
 
** [[Cherenkov Radiation]]
** [[Introduction to Numerical Methods]]
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** [[Monte Carlo Methods]]
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** [[Numerical Methods for Ordinary Differential Equations]]
  
 
== Legacy Lecture Notes ==
 
== Legacy Lecture Notes ==

Latest revision as of 09:27, 2 September 2021

An introduction to the basic physics of astronomy and astrophysics at the graduate level. Principles of energy transfer by radiation. Elements of classical and quantum theory of photon emission; bremsstrahlung, synchrotron radiation. Compton scattering, plasma effects, atomic and molecular electromagnetic transitions. With applications to current research into astrophysical phenomena.

These are a collection of lectures covering topics in an introductory graduate astrophysics course on radiative processes. The subject matter is loosely drawn from Radiative Processes in Astrophysics by Rybicki & Lightman.

At the end of the semester, each student will develop one new lecture on a subject of their choice to add to this website.

Class Code Repository[edit]

http://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207

Syllabus[edit]

Useful External References[edit]

Topics by Date[edit]

(Aug. 26) Radiative Quantities (RL 1.1-1.3; Mil 1.1-1.3)[edit]

(Aug. 31) radiative transport (RL 1.4; Mil 2.1-2.2)[edit]

(Sep. 2) Maxwell's Equations and Plane Waves[edit]

(Sep. 7) scattering and absorption (RL 1.4, 1.7; Mil 2.1-2.2)[edit]

(Sep. 9) thermodynamic equilibrium (RL 1.5)[edit]

(Sep. 14) semi-classical hydrogen[edit]

(Sep. 16) Einstein coefficients[edit]

(Sep. 21) spectral line broadening[edit]

(Sep. 23) radiation from accelerating charges (RL 3.3-3.4)[edit]

(Sep. 28) molecular lines (RL 11)[edit]

(Sep. 30) rovibrational transitions (RL 11)[edit]

(Oct. 5) masers[edit]

(Oct. 7) collisional excitations[edit]

(Oct. 12) free-free emission[edit]

(Oct. 14) charged cross-sections (RL 1.7-1.8; Mil 2.3-2.5)[edit]

(Oct. 19) bound-free transitions[edit]

(Oct. 21) LTE and non-LTE[edit]

(Oct. 26) plasma effects[edit]

(Oct. 28) compton scattering[edit]

(Nov. 2) Inverse Compton scattering[edit]

(Nov. 4) Synchrotron Introduction[edit]

(Nov. 9) Synchrotron Radiation[edit]

(Nov. 11) No Class (Veterans day)[edit]

(Nov. 16) Synchrotron Self-Interactions[edit]

(Nov. 18) dust and grains[edit]

(Nov. 23) No Class[edit]

(Nov. 25) No Class[edit]

(Dec. 1) radiative diffusion[edit]

(Dec. 2) Review[edit]

  • Review

Misc Topics[edit]

Legacy Lecture Notes[edit]

  1. Radiation Lecture 01
  2. Radiation Lecture 02
  3. Radiation Lecture 03
  4. Radiation Lecture 04
  5. Radiation Lecture 05
  6. Radiation Lecture 06
  7. Radiation Lecture 07
  8. Radiation Lecture 08
  9. Radiation Lecture 09
  10. Radiation Lecture 10
  11. Radiation Lecture 11
  12. Radiation Lecture 12
  13. Radiation Lecture 13
  14. Radiation Lecture 14
  15. Radiation Lecture 15
  16. Radiation Lecture 16
  17. Radiation Lecture 17
  18. Radiation Lecture 18
  19. Radiation Lecture 19
  20. Radiation Lecture 20
  21. Radiation Lecture 21
  22. Radiation Lecture 22
  23. Radiation Lecture 23
  24. Radiation Lecture 24
  25. Radiation Lecture 25
  26. Radiation Lecture 26