NOTES: Students marked in red did not pass the exam. Students marked in blue have improved their scores thanks to their test exercises.
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Lecture 1 (7-Sept. 2015)
- Slides Lecture 1
- Material covered from textbook: Sections 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3
Lecture 2 (15-Sept. 2015)
- Slides Lecture 2
- Material covered from textbook: Sections 1.4, 1.6 and 1.7
Lecture 3 (21-Sept. 2015)
- Slides Lecture 3
- Material covered from textbook: Sections 1.5 and 1.8 (note: only Rosseland approximation in 1.8)
- Lecture notes on Kirchhoffs’ Law (Univ. Arizona)
- Link to video on blackbody radiation
- Mathematica applet to display the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution
Lecture 4 (28-Sept. 2015)
- Slides Lecture 4
- Material Covered from Textbook: Chapters 3 and 5.
Lecture 5 (5-Oct. 2015)
- Slides Lecture 5 (pdf only)
- Slides Lecture 5 (ppt with animations)
- Terrell’s paper on invisibility of Lorentz contraction
- Material covered from textbook: 4.1, 4.5, 4.9 + exercise 4.7
- Some examples and pictures were taken from Ghisellini’s book (Chapter 5)
- Slides Lecture 7
- Material Covered from Textbook: 6.3, 6.4 (read only), 6.5, 6.6, 6.8
- Slides Lecture 9 (pdf)
- Material covered from textbook: continuation 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 only the general principles (you can read the derivation of the single particle spectrum but it’s not necessary). Part of 7.4 was also covered.
- Slides Lecture10 (pdf)
- NOTE: On slide 17 there was a typo in the equation Delta eps/eps = alpha*Sigma – eps. It should be Delta eps/eps = alpha*Sigma – eps/mc^2 . The slides have now been updated with the right expression (11:05 am of 10 Nov.).
- Material covered from textbook: all remaining Chapter 7.
- Slides Lecture11 (pdf)
- Atomic Levels
- Molecular Levels
- Radiative excitations
- Collisional excitations
- Line broadening