Radiative Processes in Astrophysics

ISBN-10: 0471827592
ISBN-13: 9780471827597
Edition: 1st 1979
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Book details

List price: $176.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/8/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Fundamentals of Radiative Transfer
The Electromagnetic Spectrum; Elementary Properties of Radiation
Radiative Flux
The Specific Intensity and Its Moments
Radiative Transfer
Thermal Radiation
The Einstein Coefficients
Scattering Effects; Random Walks
Radiative Diffusion
Basic Theory of Radiation Fields
Review of Maxwell's Equations
Plane Electromagnetic Waves
The Radiation Spectrum
Polarization and Stokes Parameters 62
Electromagnetic Potentials
Applicability of Transfer Theory and the Geometrical Optics Limit
Radiation from Moving Charges
Retarded Potentials of Single Moving Charges: The LiTnard-Wiechart Potentials
The Velocity and Radiation Fields
Radiation from Nonrelativistic Systems of Particles
Thomson Scattering (Electron Scattering)
Radiation Reaction
Radiation from Harmonically Bound Particles
Relativistic Covariance and Kinematics
Review of Lorentz Transformations
Four-Vectors
Tensor Analysis
Covariance of Electromagnetic Phenomena
A Physical Understanding of Field Transformations 129
Fields of a Uniformly Moving Charge
Relativistic Mechanics and the Lorentz Four-Force
Emission from Relativistic Particles
Invariant Phase Volumes and Specific Intensity
Bremsstrahlung
Emission from Single-Speed Electrons
Thermal Bremsstrahlung Emission
Thermal Bremsstrahlung (Free-Free) Absorption
Relativistic Bremsstrahlung
Synchrotron Radiation
Total Emitted Power
Spectrum of Synchrotron Radiation: A Qualitative Discussion
Spectral Index for Power-Law Electron Distribution
Spectrum and Polarization of Synchrotron Radiation: A Detailed Discussion
Polarization of Synchrotron Radiation
Transition from Cyclotron to Synchrotron Emission
Distinction between Received and Emitted Power
Synchrotron Self-Absorption
The Impossibility of a Synchrotron Maser in Vacuum
Compton Scattering
Cross Section and Energy Transfer for the Fundamental Process
Inverse Compton Power for Single Scattering
Inverse Compton Spectra for Single Scattering
Energy Transfer for Repeated Scatterings in a Finite, Thermal Medium: The Compton Y Parameter
Inverse Compton Spectra and Power for Repeated Scatterings by Relativistic Electrons of Small Optical Depth
Repeated Scatterings by Nonrelativistic Electrons: The Kompaneets Equation
Spectral Regimes for Repeated Scattering by Nonrelativistic Electrons
Plasma Effects
Dispersion in Cold, Isotropic Plasma
Propagation Along a Magnetic Field; Faraday Rotation
Plasma Effects in High-Energy Emission Processes
Atomic Structure
A Review of the Schr�dinger Equation
One Electron in a Central Field
Many-Electron Systems
Perturbations, Level Splittings, and Term Diagrams
Thermal Distribution of Energy Levels and Ionization
Radiative Transitions
Semi-Classical Theory of Radiative Transitions
The Dipole Approximation
Einstein Coeffic

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