Summary: ASTR 5110 INTERNAL PROCESSES 1
TIME & PLACE: Monday / Wednesday / Friday at 10:00am in Duane E126
INSTRUCTOR: Phil Armitage (email@example.com; office JILA A909; office
phone 2-7836). There are no official `office hours' for this class I'm normally in the
office afternoons / early evenings (2-6pm) and you're welcome to stop by at any time.
Email or call if you want to be certain I'm around.
AIMS: The primary goal of this course is to understand the radiation from astronomical
objects how it's produced and what it can tell us about the physical conditions of gas in
nebulae and at the surfaces of stars, planets, accretion disks etc.
OUTLINE: Topics to be covered in the class include
· Review of quantum mechanics the Schrodinger equation, operators, angular
momentum, perturbation theory
· Hydrogen-like atoms and their spectroscopy
· Subtleties of hydrogen spin, fine and hyperfine structure, Zeeman splitting
· Multi-electron spectroscopy, L-S coupling, selection rules, different types of
· Ionization, excitation, and radiative cooling
· Introduction to radiative transfer