Astronomy 380E - Fall 2010
RADIATIVE PROCESSES AND RADIATIVE TRANSFER
MWF 10-11 · RLM 15.216B · Unique No. 47770
REQUIRED AND RECOMMENDED TEXTS1
Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, by George B. Rybicki and Alan P. Lightman (Wiley-VCH)
Other Useful References for this Course
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, 2nd 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, 1st or 2nd 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, 2nd 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.