AY 201

Radiative Processes

Fall 2008


Geoffrey C. Bower

Department of Astronomy

Course Time

    TuTh 12:30 - 2:00
    501 Campbell Hall

Office Hours

    By appointment
    621 Campbell

Required Text

    Radiative Processes in Astrophysics by Rybicki & Lightman

Recommended Texts

    Stellar Atmospheres by Mihalas                           On Reserve in Physics/Astronomy Library

    Physics of Astrophysics I: Radiation by Shu         On Reserve in Physics/Astronomy Library

    AY 201 Arons notes                                              In Campbell 705

    Radiative Transfer by Chandrasekhar                  Google Books link

Syllabus

Homework Assignments

    HW#1 (Assigned 28 August 2008, Due 11 September 2008) Sol#1
    HW#2 (Assigned 18 September 2008, Due 2 October 2008) Sol#2
    HW#3 (Assigned 14 October 2008, Due 28 October 2008) Sol#3
    HW#4 (Assigned 30 October 2008, Due 13 November 2008) Sol#4
    HW#5 (Assigned 25 November 2008, Due 7 December 2008) Sol#5

Grading

    5 Homework assignments:  75%
    1 Final:   25%
  

Useful Links

    AY 201, Fall 2007 (Bower)

    AY 201, Fall 2006 (Chiang)

    Lecture Notes from Aaron Parsons