## Atomic Spectroscopy and Radiative ProcessesThis book describes the basic physical principles of atomic spectroscopy and the absorption and emission of radiation in astrophysical and laboratory plasmas. It summarizes the basics of electromagnetism and thermodynamics and then describes in detail the theory of atomic spectra for complex atoms, with emphasis on astrophysical applications. Both equilibrium and non-equilibrium phenomena in plasmas are considered. The interaction between radiation and matter is described, together with various types of radiation (e.g., cyclotron, synchrotron, bremsstrahlung, Compton). The basic theory of polarization is explained, as is the theory of radiative transfer for astrophysical applications. |

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### Contents

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Radiation from Moving Charges | 41 |

Quantisation of the Electromagnetic Field | 85 |

Relativistic Wave Equations | 99 |

Atoms with a Single Valence Electron | 119 |

Atoms with Multiple Valence Electrons | 149 |

Term Energies | 191 |

Interaction Between Matter and Radiation | 261 |

Selection Rules and Line Strengths | 291 |

Nonequilibrium Plasmas | 307 |

Radiative Transfer | 315 |

Second Order Processes | 337 |

Appendix | 369 |

References | 420 |

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