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Radiation Mechanisms

  • Hannu Karttunen
  • Pekka Kröger
  • Heikki Oja
  • Markku Poutanen
  • Karl Johan Donner

Abstract

In the previous chapters we have studied the physical properties and detection of electromagnetic radiation. Next we shall briefly discuss concepts related to emission and absorption of radiation. Since we can give here only a summary of some essential results without delving into quantum mechanical explanations, the reader interested in the details is advised to consult any good physics textbook.

Keywords

Flux Density Spectral Line Brightness Temperature Blackbody Radiation Colour Temperature 
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Further Reading

  1. Chandrasekhar: Radiative Transfer,Dover 1960.Google Scholar
  2. Rybicki, Lightman: Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, Wiley 1979.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hannu Karttunen
    • 1
  • Pekka Kröger
    • 2
  • Heikki Oja
    • 3
  • Markku Poutanen
    • 4
  • Karl Johan Donner
    • 5
  1. 1.Tuorla ObservatoryUniversity of TurkuPiikkiöFinland
  2. 2.HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Observatory and University of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  4. 4.Finnish Geodetic InstituteMasalaFinland
  5. 5.Finnish Geodetic InstituteHelsinkiFinland

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