F7600 Physics of stellar atmospheres

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2009
Extent and Intensity
2/1. 3 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Jiří Kubát, CSc. (lecturer), Mgr. Viktor Votruba, Ph.D. (deputy)
Mgr. Viktor Votruba, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Mikulášek, CSc.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Viktor Votruba, Ph.D.
Mon 17:00–17:50 Fs1,01017, Wed 11:00–12:50 F1,01014, Wed 13:00–14:50 F3,03015
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to understand the basic physics of stellar atmospheres and the radiative transfer in astrophysics.
  • Introduction. Interaction of radiation with matter. Radiative transfer equation. Formal solution of radiative transfer equation Radiative transfer with scattering. Line absorption and emission. Continuum absorption and emission. Local thermodynamic equilibrium. Statistical equilibrium equations. Grey atmosphere. Classical model atmospheres. Moving atmospheres.
  • FREEMAN, W. H. Zvezdnyje atmosfery (Stellar atmospheres). Moskva: Mir, 1982. info
  • MIHALAS, Dimitri. Stellar atmospheres. 1978. info
Assessment methods
Type of examination and information on teaching lectures and class exercises, oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
General note: L.
Information on course enrolment limitations: L
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, spring 2012 - acreditation, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2009, recent)
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