The textbook for this course is Rybicki and Lightman: Radiative
Processes in Astrophysics J. Wiley 1979. Please purchase this book from Amazon or your local bookstore.
Grades will be based on problem sets (50%), in class open notes midterm (20%)
and in class open notes final (30%).
Problem sets will be a mix of RL (solutions in the back) and 1 or 2
supplementary problems per week.
Problem Set 1 (due Oct 4)
Problem Set 2 (due Oct 11)
Problem Set 3 (due Oct 18)
Problem Set 4 (due Oct 25)
Problem Set 5 (due Nov 8)
Problem Set 6 (due Nov 15)
Problem Set 7 (due Nov 22)
We will be taking the RL chapters slightly out of order and in the sequence of the following class notes
Classical E&M and Plasma Effects
Relativity [for review, likely omitted in lectures]
Classical and Semiclassical Oscillator