Blackboard lectures for the year 2010

The courses are shown in reverse order of time

Quarter 4: Introduction to Plasma Physics | Dr. Axel Jessner | home

Syllabus:

1. Characteristic plasma parameters 2. Charges moving in electro-magnetic fields 3. Dispersion relations 4. Waves and Propagation 5. Kinetic theory, instabilities and damping of waves

Schedule:   

Lecture 1: December 1, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 2: December 2, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 3: December 3, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 4: December 4, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 5: December 5, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Literature:

Lecture notes here

Get the NRL Plasma Formulary here

Relativistic plasma emission here

Quarter 2: High Energy Astrophysics | Prof. M. Georganopoulos | home

Syllabus:

1. Acceleration equals radiation 2. Bremmstrahlung radiation 3. X-ray emission from galaxy clusters 4. The Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect in clusters of galaxies5. Second and first order Fermi acceleration

Schedule:   

Lecture 1: May 17, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 2: May 18, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 3: May 19, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 4: May 20, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 5: May 21, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Downloadable Material:

Lecture notes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Quarter 1: Time Series Analysis | Dr. N. Marchili | home

Syllabus:

1. Goals 2. Historical introduction 3. Notation/Formulation/Definitions 4. Introduction to deterministic, chaotic and stochastic processes 5. Methods: for every method we do: theory, practical use, examples, “warnings”  5.1. Fourier Analysis  5.2. Periodogram 5.3. Correlation function 5.4. Structure function 5.5. Wavelets 6. Team Homework 7. Representative Problem Blog Diagram/Programming 

Schedule:   

Lecture 1: Jan 25, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 2: Feb 01, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 3: Feb 08, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 4: Feb 22, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 5: Mar 01, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Lecture 6: Mar 08, 10:00-12:00 in 0.01 | video

Downloadable Material:

Lecture notes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 
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