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Xi Spectroscopy—A New Golden Age for newbie Astronomy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 the fundamental Stuff—Light Radiation and Atoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . five mild . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . five Electromagnetic Radiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eleven Atoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 in the back of the Lines—The really good power point constitution of an Atom . . . . . . strength degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electron Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . all of it Comes all the way down to the (Quantum) Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the foundations of the Game—Selection ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Order from Chaos—Spectral sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dancing Electrons—It Takes (or extra) to Tango . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a last yet extremely important word . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 23 26 31 34 35 38 forty-one forty two forty two Our outdated good friend the Doppler impact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waves and stream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the way it Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Relativistic Doppler Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a crucial aspect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forty five forty five forty six forty seven forty eight 50 while Is a Spectral Line no longer a Spectral Line? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Line Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . similar Width . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Populations of Atoms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shivering power degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . input the Doppler impression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turbulence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Piling the strain On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Convolutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . fifty one fifty one fifty two fifty four fifty five fifty seven 60 sixty one sixty one vii P1: OTE/SPH P2: OTE SVNY307-Robinson viii SVNY307-FM. tex November 21, 2006 18:26 Contents How extensive Is a Line Profile? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty three precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sixty eight Stellar Spectra and That recognized Mnemonic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stellar Atmospheres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . non-stop Absorption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Line Absorption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Spectral series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Line Broadening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spectral Snapshots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A notice or in regards to the Herzsprung–Russell Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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