Radiative Processes in Astrophysics - NTMF070
Title: Zářivé procesy v astrofyzice
Guaranteed by: Institute of Theoretical Physics (32-UTF)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Mgr. David Heyrovský, Ph.D.
Comes under: Doporučené přednášky 1/2
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Annotation -
Last update: prof. RNDr. Jiří Podolský, CSc., DSc. (29.04.2019)
Electromagnetic radiation of nonrelativistic and relativistic charged particles and of their ensembles, emission from astrophysical sources, propagation through the cosmic environment. For 4th and 5th year students of theoretical physics and astrophysics.
Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mgr. David Heyrovský, Ph.D. (10.06.2019)

Oral examination

Literature - Czech
Last update: T_UTF (15.05.2006)

G. B. Rybicki, A. P. Lightman: Radiative processes in astrophysics. Wiley, New York, 1979.

J. D. Jackson: Classical electrodynamics. Wiley, New York, 3rd ed., 1999.

J. Kvasnica: Teorie elektromagnetického pole. Academia, Praha, 1985.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mgr. David Heyrovský, Ph.D. (10.06.2019)

The examination follows the syllabus of the course as covered by the lectures.

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. David Heyrovský, Ph.D. (24.05.2005)

Electromagnetic radiation - basic characteristics and quantities. Elementary emission processes in astrophysics, emission by relativistic particles, radiation by systems of particles. Interaction of radiation with the cosmic environment (charged particles, plasma, dust, atomic and molecular gases) - scattering, absorption, emission. Equation of radiative transfer. Propagation of radiation through gravitational fields - gravitational lensing. Cosmological effects including cosmological redshift, Sunyaev-Zel'dovich and Sachs-Wolfe effects. Radiation from astrophysical sources and methods of its detection from radio waves to gamma rays. Our current view of the universe across the electromagnetic spectrum.