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** [[Specific Intensity]]  
 
** [[Specific Intensity]]  
 
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** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/quiz_2021/01_Activity_Sheet_Answers.ipynb Activity Sheet 1 solutions]
 
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** [[Fourier Transform]]
 
** [[Fourier Transform]]
 
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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/main/quiz_2021/Quiz03-ans.ipynb Activity Sheet 3 solutions]
 
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/notebooks/Larmor%20Radiation.ipynb Larmor Demo]
 
** [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/notebooks/Larmor%20Radiation.ipynb Larmor Demo]
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** [[Degeneracy]]
 
** [[Degeneracy]]
 
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** photon diffusion
 
** photon diffusion
 
** high beams in fog
 
** high beams in fog
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** [[Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium]]  
 
** [[Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium]]  
 
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** flipping pennies, rolling dice
 
** flipping pennies, rolling dice
 
** types of temperature
 
** types of temperature
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** [[Classical Bohr Atom]]  
 
** [[Classical Bohr Atom]]  
 
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** rederivation
 
** rederivation
 
** Rydberg
 
** Rydberg
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** [[Radiative Equilibrium]]
 
** [[Radiative Equilibrium]]
 
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** estimating Einstein A for Ly-alpha
 
** estimating Einstein A for Ly-alpha
 
** effective photon absorption crosssection
 
** effective photon absorption crosssection
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** [[Zeeman splitting]]
 
** [[Zeeman splitting]]
 
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** what can you learn from a spectral line
 
** what can you learn from a spectral line
 
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps04.pdf Problem Set 4] Assigned
 
* [https://github.com/AaronParsons/astro207/blob/main/ps_2021/ps04.pdf Problem Set 4] Assigned
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** photoexcitation cross-section
 
** photoexcitation cross-section
 
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** Einstein A for He+
 
** Einstein A for He+
  
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** [[Rovibrational Transitions]]
 
** [[Rovibrational Transitions]]
 
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** Cooling with CO
 
** Cooling with CO
  
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** [[Collisional Excitations]]
 
** [[Collisional Excitations]]
 
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** more CO molecular clouds
 
** more CO molecular clouds
 
** collisional line-driven cooling
 
** collisional line-driven cooling
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** [[Thomson Scattering]]
 
** [[Thomson Scattering]]
 
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** electrons in the IGM
 
** electrons in the IGM
  
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** [[Review of Equilibria]]
 
** [[Review of Equilibria]]
 
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** estimating recombination coefficients
 
** estimating recombination coefficients
 
** work out in detail redshift of recombination
 
** work out in detail redshift of recombination
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** [[Compton Scattering]]
 
** [[Compton Scattering]]
 
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** relativistic intuition, velocity raptor
 
** relativistic intuition, velocity raptor
 
** CMB coupling via compton
 
** CMB coupling via compton
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** [[Synchrotron Polarization]] -->
 
** [[Synchrotron Polarization]] -->
 
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** beaming, superluminal motion, monte carlo compton
 
** beaming, superluminal motion, monte carlo compton
  
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** [[Compton Catastrophe]] -->
 
** [[Compton Catastrophe]] -->
 
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** reading SSC spectra, inferring castrophe
 
** reading SSC spectra, inferring castrophe
  

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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