Syllabus
  1. Radiation concepts and Radiative Transfer
    1. The Electromagnetic Spectrum (1 lecture; RL 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3; Shu 11)
    2. Intensity, Flux, & Luminosity (1; RL 1.2,1.3; Shu 1,2)
    3. Radiative Transfer (2; RL 1.4, 1.7, 1.8; Shu 3,4,5)
      1. Emission
      2. Absorption
      3. Transfer Equation
      4. Optical depth
      5. Source function
      6. Mean free path
      7. Scattering
    4. Blackbody radiation (2; RL 1.5; Shu 6)
    5. Polarization (1; RL 2.4; Shu 12 )
  2. Radiation from free electrons
    1. Dipole radiator (1; RL 3.1, 3.2, 3.3; Shu 13, 14)
    2. Thomson scattering (1; RL 3.4, 3.5, 3.6)
    3. Brehmsstrahlung (2; RL 5; Shu 15)
    4. Relativistic Particles & Synchrotron radiation (2; RL 4.1, 4.6, 4.8, 6; Shu 16, 17, 18, 19 )
    5. Inverse Compton (2; RL 7; )
    6. Plasma effects (2; RL 8; Shu 20)
  3. Bound-free, Bound-bound processes
    1. Atomic spectra (4)
    2. Molecular spectra (2)
    3. Radiation from dust (2)
    4. Nuclear spectra (2)
RL=Radiative Process in Astrophysics by Rybicki & Lightman
Shu=Radiation by Shu