WELCOME! to the home page for ASTR 5120: Radiative and Dynamical Processes.
The aim of this course is to provide a broad introduction to physical processes
that are frequently encountered in astrophysics and planetary sciences: macroscopic
radiative transport, magnetohydrodynamics, and gravitational dynamics. A
detailed list of topics and a syllabus
are also available. I encourage everyone to come and discuss any aspect of the class
with me at any time - there are no formal office hours but I'm available whenever
I'm in the office (JILA A909, 2-7836).
NOTES AND TEXTBOOKS No one textbook covers all the aspects of this class. In preparing the lectures I'll be making use of a number of books, including:
Radiative Processes in
Astrophysics: an (absurdly expensive) classic
Web resources that you might find useful include: