Radiative Transfer

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Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

2.58J / 10.74J

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Graduate

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Course Features

Course Description

This course investigates the principles of thermal radiation and their applications to engineering heat and photon transfer problems. Topics include quantum and classical models of radiative properties of materials, electromagnetic wave theory for thermal radiation, radiative transfer in absorbing, emitting, and scattering media, and coherent laser radiation. Applications cover laser-material interactions, imaging, infrared instrumentation, global warming, semiconductor manufacturing, combustion, furnaces, and high temperature processing.

Chen, Gang. 2.58J Radiative Transfer, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-58j-radiative-transfer-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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