12.425 | Fall 2007 | Undergraduate

Extrasolar Planets: Physics and Detection Techniques

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Lecture summary, written by a student. The focus of this lecture is to discuss the origin of absorption and emission lines in the exoplanetary spectra and what they represent mathematically. Students will become familiar with Kirchhoff?s Law, a second solution of the radiative transfer equation, and the mathematical approach to understanding thermal emission spectra.

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Fall 2007
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