• Radiation Processes in Astronomy

    Astron C207

    CCN: 22972

    Instructor: Aaron Parsons

    Time & Location:

    T TH 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Campbell 501B

    Units:

    4

    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.