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SchoolDepartmentFaculty
Faculty of Arts and SciencesAstronomyLars Hernquist
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2016-2017  (show academic calendar)MWF   11:00 a.m. - 11:59 a.m.Observatory A 101 (FAS)
Credits
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate

Description
Quantum mechanics with applications to atomic and molecular processes important in astronomical environments. Atomic and molecular structure; spectroscopy (selection rules, oscillator strengths, photoionization); scattering theory (elastic, inelastic, approximate methods); line broadening; collision processes (cross sections, rate coefficients) involving electrons, ions, atoms, and molecules.

Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite: Physics 143a or permission of instructor

Exam Group
FAS01_E

 
Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

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