Astro 575: Radiative Transfer, Stellar Atmospheres, and Spectroscopy.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. years, offered Spring 2003.

Prereq: 405 or 505.

Radiative transfer with applications to stellar interiors, atmospheres, and the interstellar medium. Interaction of radiation and matter; line and continuum processes. Statistical equilibrium. Line profiles. Interpretation of stellar spectra: temperature, pressure, and abundance determinations. Dynamic and extended atmos-pheres, chromospheres, coronae, and stellar winds.