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Academic year
FAS020 - Radiative processes
 
Owner: TTFYA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: D
Department: 75 - EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0101 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

TTFYA ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Bitr professor  Åke Hjalmarson
Docent  Gustaf Rydbeck



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

The course is open to 4th/5th-year students (or students at an equivalent
level) and graduate students with background in physics and mathematics.

Aim

The course gives a basic description of the electromagnetic field in terms of
geometrical optics and Maxwell's equations.
Although the examples are taken mainly from astrophysics, the course is
sufficiently broad to be of basic interest.

Content

Definition of macroscopic quantities, Maxwell's equations, Relativistic covariance and kinematics,
Radiative transfer equation, Radiation from a moving charge, Free-free
radiation ("bremsstrahlung"), Syncrotron radiation, Compton and inverse
Compton scattering, Spectral line radiation.

Organisation

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Literature

G.B. Rybicki & A.P. Lightman: "Radiative Processes in Astrophysics", John
Wiley and Sons, New York, 1979.

Examination

Written exam.


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