ASTR 403

Introduction to Astrophysical Processes

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Topics may include: fundamentals of radiative transfer; radiation processes (e.g., bremsstrahlung, synchrotron radiation, Compton scattering), atomic and molecular spectra; the basics of plasma physics, gas dynamics (e.g., shocks, accretion flows and winds), collisional processes (ionization, excitation); photo-ionization; line transfer effects (e.g., fluorescence, charge exchange).

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Recommendation(s):

Undergraduate course in Astronomy offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.

Schedules:
Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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