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1. Course title
Astrophysical light scattering problems
2. Course code
Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 53825 Sähkömagneettinen sironta II, 5 op
3. Course status: optional
-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master’s Programme in Particle Physics and Astrophysical Sciences
-Which module does the course belong to?
PAP3001 Advanced Studies in Astrophysical Sciences (optional for Study Track in Astrophysical Sciences)
-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?
4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)
Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8
-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion
After Electromagnetic Scattering I
6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered
The course is offered in the spring in period IV every other year (odd years).
7. Scope of the course in credits
8. Teacher coordinating the course
Karri Muinonen, Antti Penttilä, Anne Virkki
9. Course learning outcomes
The course Electromagnetic Scattering II offers an introduction and theoretical foundation for elastic electromagnetic scattering by complex random media of particles, in other words, for multiple electromagnetic scattring. As compared to the wavelength, the media can span from a few wavelengths onwards to the scale of thousands of wavelengths. As to the geometry of the media, media composed of both spherical and nonspherical particles are treated. Finally, the course includes practical application of existing multiple-scattering software in both laptop and supercomputing environments to interpret spectroscopic, photometric, and polarimetric observations in astronomy as well as scattering measurements in the laboratory.
10. Course completion methods
The course can also be taken individually with flexible timing after a discussion and planning session with the lecturers.
Introduction to light scattering
12. Recommended optional studies
Small Bodies in the Solar System
13. Course content
14. Recommended and required literature
K. Muinonen, Electromagnetic Scattering I, Lecture Notes, 2012 (latest draft)
M. I. Mishchenko, Electromagnetic Scattering by Particles and Particle Groups, An introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2014
S. Chandrasekhar, Radiative Transfer, Dover, New York, 1960
15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning
The course is composed of exercises, a project, and a final exam.
16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale
The grading scale for accepted outcomes is 1-5 based on the final exam and the bonus points obtained from the exercises and the project work.
17. Teaching language