AY 201

Radiative Processes

Fall 2009


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

Schedule

Syllabus

Homework Assignments

    HW1 (Assigned 27 Aug, Due 10 Sep) Sol#1
    HW2 (Assigned 24 Sep, Due 6 Oct) Sol#2
    HW3 (Assigned 6 Oct, Due 3 Nov) Sol#3
    HW4 (Assigned 3 Nov, Due 17 Nov) Sol#4
    HW5 (Assigned 17 Nov, Due 7 Dec) Sol#5

Grading

    5 Homework assignments:  62.5%
    1 Midterm:  12.5%
    1 Final:   25%
  

Useful Links



    AY 201, Fall 2008 (Bower)

    AY 201, Fall 2007 (Bower)

    AY 201, Fall 2006 (Chiang)

    Lecture Notes from Aaron Parsons