Syllabus


Week

ERA

Subject

Jan 22

1

Introduction to Radio Astronomy

Jan 27

-

no class

Jan 29

RLM

Introduction to computer-based mathematics using MathCAD

Feb 3 - 5

2

Radiation: definitions, radiative transfer, BB radiation, Larmor formula

Feb 12 - 14

4

Thermal emission (planets, HII regions, accretion disks

Feb 19 - 21 

5 A-C

Non-thermal emission I: Synchrotron theory

Feb 26 - 28

5 E-F

Non-thermal emission II: Inverse Compton, AGN, SL motion, jets

Mar 5 - 7

3 A,B

Antena fundamentals, reflectors

Mar 12 - 14

3 C,D

Filled apertures, interferometers, Intro to Fourier transforms

Mar 19 - 21

 -

SPRING BREAK

Mar 26 - 28

RLM

VLA observing project 1: Observing

Apr 2 - Apr 4

RLM

VLA observing project 2: Calibration

Apr 9 - 11

RLM

VLA observing project 3: Mapping

Apr 16 -18

RLM

SRT-2 radio telescope design, testing 1: beam pattern Tsys

Apr 23 -25

RLM

SRT-2 testing 2: heterodyne system, spectrometer tests

Apr 30 - May 2

RLM

SRT-2 HI mapping of galaxy week 1

May 7 - 9

RLM

SRT-2 HI mapping of galaxy week 2