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===Short Topical Videos===
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* [http://youtu.be/YzqTpH9Y9y8 Photon Buckets: How (Radio) Telescopes Receive Power (by Aaron Parsons)]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2wFsybPIes Units of Radiation (by Zaki Ali)]
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==Main Questions==
 
==Main Questions==
 
* What is the point of talking about specific intensity?
 
* What is the point of talking about specific intensity?

Latest revision as of 19:39, 31 March 2014

Short Topical Videos[edit]

Main Questions[edit]

  • What is the point of talking about specific intensity?
  • Why use the Jansky? What does flux density mean?
  • Which quantities depend upon observing conditions and which are intrinsic to the source?

Resources[edit]

The NRAO Essential Radio Astronomy course explains this pretty well in their chapter on Brightness.