Syllabus and literature
The syllabus follows closely chapters of the lecture notes, except the last point:
- Radiation quantities
- Radiation and matter in equilibrium
- The radiative transfer equation
- Discrete processes
- Continuous processes
- Radiative transfer
- Zeeman effect and polarised radiative transfer
You can also view the literature list in Leganto.
- Lecture notes: Introduction to Astrophysical Radiative Transfer by Rob Rutten
- Radiative processes in astrophysics by George Rybicki and Alan Lightman
- The observation and analysis of stellar photospheres by David Gray
- Introduction to stellar astrophysics, vol.2 : Stellar atmospheres by Erika Böhm-Vitense
- Radiative Processes in High Energy Astrophysics by Gabriele Ghiselline
- Astrophysics of the Diffuse Universe by Mike Dopita and Ralph Sutherland
- Radiative Transfer in Stellar Atmospheres by Rob Rutten (more advanced version of the lecture notes with focus on stellar atmospheres)
Additional resources for Zeeman effect and polarised radiative transfer¶
- Polarization in Spectral Lines by Egidio Landi Degl'Innoccenti & Marco Landolfi. Advanced level, but THE reference text for all things related to Zeeman effect and polarisation. Chapter 3 (Zeeman effect) and Chapter 9 (Line Formation in a Magnetic Field) are the most relevant.
- Modern Physics by Paul Tipler and Ralph Llewellyn. A more introductory-level text on Quantum Physics & Relativity, with most relevant chapter 7 on Atomic Physics. Some additional sections are available online for free and are highly recommended:
- Radiative Diagnostics in the Solar Photosphere and Chromosphere by Jaime de la Cruz Rodríguez and Michiel van Noort. Freely available online, only sections 2.1 and 2.2 are relevant.