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Astronomy 380E - Fall 2010

RADIATIVE PROCESSES AND RADIATIVE TRANSFER

MWF 10-11 · RLM 15.216B · Unique No. 47770

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RLM 17.220 · TBA · (512) 471-3397 · email

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**REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED
TEXTS ^{1}**

**Required Textbook**

*Radiative Processes in Astrophysics*, by George B. Rybicki and Alan P.
Lightman (Wiley-VCH)

**Other Useful References for this Course**

*Radiative Transfer:*

*Foundations of Radiation Hydrodynamics*, by Dimitri Mihalas and Barbara
Weibel-Mihalas (e.g., Dover)

This is a classic, comprehensive reference on radiative transfer.

*An Introduction to Radiative Transfer*, by Annamaneni Peraiah (Cambridge University Press)

This is a comprehensive reference on radiative transfer with an emphasis on mathematical solutions.

*The Interaction of Charged Particles with Radiation:*

*Classical Electrodynamics*, 2^{nd} Edition, by James D. Jackson (Wiley)

This is a comprehensive reference on the interaction of charged particles with radiation from the standpoint of classical physics.

*Electromagnetic Processes*, by Robert J. Gould (Princeton)

This is an advanced reference on the interaction of charged particles with radiation from the standpoint of quantum physics.

*The Interaction of Atoms, Molecules, and Dust Grains with Radiation:*

*Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclei*,
1^{st} or 2^{nd} Edition, by Donald E. Osterbrock
[and Gary J. Ferland, in 2nd Edition] (University Science Books)

This is a classic reference on the interaction of radiation with the interstellar medium.

*The Interstellar Medium*, by James Lequeux (Springer)

This is a reference on radiative processes in the interstellar medium.

*The Physics of Interstellar Dust*, by Endrik Krügel, (Institute of Physics)

This is a reference on the interaction of radiation with dust grains.

*Physics of Atoms and Molecules*, 2^{nd} Edition, by B. H. Bransden and
C. J. Joachain (Benjamin Cummings / Prentice Hall / Harlow)

This is a comprehensive reference on the interaction of radiation with atoms and molecules.

^{1} Since most texts have multiple printings, this
list omits years of publication.