AST1440: Radiation Processes   (Spring 2008)     


unfortunately, jargons are useful

Laws
States
Processes
Other nouns
Boltzman distribution
retarded potential
bound-free (ionization)
specific intensity
Saha equation
fine structure
Bremsstrahlung (free-free)
energy flux
detailed balance
hyperfine structure
Compton scattering, inverse Compton
photon pressure
Einstein relations
rotational transition
cyclotron, synchrotron
energy density
radiative transfer equation
vibrational transition
recombination
opacity
Kirchoff's law
Zeeman splitting
Rayleigh scattering
optical depth
Milne relation
van der Waals potential
Thomson scattering
mean free path
LTE

Stimulated emission/absorption
cross section
Planck function

spontaneous emission



dipole radiation



electric quadrapole, magnetic dipole...