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Radiative Processes in Astrophysics - ASTR 401

Lectures for the course Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, upper level undergraduate course at CSUN.

Spring 2016 Syllabus

  • Class 1   [pdf]
    • Syllabus and overall overview.

  • Class 2   [ppt] [notes]
    • Principles of Radiative Transfer. Intensity, flux, Stefan-Boltzmann law, luminosity.

  • Class 3   [ppt] [notes]
    • Wien's displacement law, magnitudes, mean intensity.

  • Class 4   [notes]
    • Absorption and emission. Optical depth. Equation of radiative transfer.

  • Class 5   [notes]
    • Kirchhoff's laws. Microphysics of radiative transfer, Einstein coefficients.

  • Class 6   [notes]
    • Scattering.

  • Class 7   [notes]
    • Radiation pressure. Spherical coordinates, radiative equilibrium. Gray approximation.

  • Class 8   [notes]
    • Rossland approximation; Rossland, Planck mean opacities. Eddington approximation.

  • Class 10   [notes]
    • Electromagnetic foundations of radiative transfer

  • Class 11   [notes]
    • Electromagnetic waves.

  • Class 12   [notes]
    • Spectrum and Intensity.

  • Class 13   [notes]
    • Radiation Field and Larmor Formula.

  • Class 14   [notes]
    • Bremsstrahlung.

  • Class 15   [notes]
    • From Bremsstrahlung to Blackbody.

  • Class 16   [notes]
    • Stellar Structure

  • Class 17   [notes]
    • Boltzmann and Saha equations

  • Class 18   [notes]
    • Convection.

  • Class 19   [notes]
    • Nucleosynthesis.

  • Class 21   [notes]
    • High mass stellar evolution.

  • Class 22   [notes]
    • Stellar remnants.