by J. B. Tatum
A course on stellar atmospheres which covers: definitions of and relations between quantities used in radiation theory, blackbody radiation, the exponential integral function, flux, specific intensity and other astrophysical terms, absorption, scattering, extinction and the equation of transfer, limb darkening, atomic spectroscopy, Boltzmann's and Saha's equations, oscillator strengths and related topics, line profiles, curve of growth.
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