ASTR 601, Radiative Processes

Fall 2015

The production and propagation of radiation, and its application in a variety of astrophysical contexts. The class textbook is Rybicki and Lightman, Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, and the secondary text is Shu, The Physics of Astrophysics: Volume 1, Radiation. I also highly recommend that you check out the online notes by Joern Wilms

Policies and course outline

Hints about doing research in astrophysics

The Ten Commandments of presentations

Additional hints about giving talks

What I hope you learn in the class

Examples of problems involving simplification

These are mainly from stellar astrophysics, but they can serve as generally useful guides as well.

Practice problems involving the combination of different opacities

Practice problems involving computer programming

My lecture notes:

Problem sets:

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