• Radiation Processes in Astronomy

    Astro C207

    CCN: 13414

    Instructor: Aaron Parsons

    Time & Location:

    TuTh 11-1230P, BARROWS 122



    An introduction to the basic physics of astronomy and astrophysics at the graduate level. Principles of energy transfer by radiation. Elements of classical and quantum theory of photon emission; bremsstrahlung, cyclotron and synchrotron radiation. Compton scattering, atomic, molecular and nuclear electromagnetic transitions. Collisional excitation of atoms, molecules and nuclei.