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===Short Topical Videos===
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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?

Revision as of 14:54, 5 October 2011

Short Topical Videos

Main Questions

  • 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

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