Electrodynamics of Radiation Processes

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMAS008-05
Vaknaam Electrodynamics of Radiation Processes
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Electrodynamics of Radiation Processes
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1. describe the most important radiation processes observed in the Universe, and how they occur and where they are found;
2. explain the concepts underlying the most important radiation processes observed in the Universe;
3. solve radiation production and transport problems of the most important radiation sources in the Universe;
4. describe - for (astro)physical objects - its electrodynamic properties and derive the radiative properties.
Omschrijving This course aims to teach students the fundamentals of radiative processes, from an astrophysicist's point of view.
Where possible, a link is made to observational results in astrophysics, so various applications are presented. When needed, elements from quantum physics, electromagnetic theory, special relativity, and statistical mechanics are introduced.

The course covers basic radiative transfer theory, radiation from moving charges, relativistic effects and covariance, bremsstrahlung, synchrotron radiation, (inverse) Compton scattering, plasma effects.
Uren per week
Toetsvorm Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. H.K. Vedantham
Docent(en) dr. H.K. Vedantham
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Rybicki & Lightman Radiative Processes in Astrophysics 978-0471827597
Entreevoorwaarden Quantum Mechanics
Opgenomen in
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