Ay121: Radiative Processes

  • Topics

    The interaction of radiation with matter

    Radiative transfer, emission, and absorption

    Synchrotron radiation

    Bremsstrahlung radiation

    Compton scattering

    Coherent emission processes

    Collisional excitation

    Spectroscopy of atoms and molecules

    Plasma emission processes

  • Assignments

    Eight problem sets, each worth 5% of final grade

    Oral midterm, worth 25% of final grade

    Written, take-home final exam, worth 35% of final grade