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1. Course title
Introduction to light scattering
2. Course code
Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 53864 Sähkömagneettinen sironta ja absorptio, 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)
ATM3006 Advanced Studies in Meteorology (optional for Study Track in Meteorology)
ATM3005 Advanced Studies in Remote Sensing
-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
The theoretical astrophysics package in the B.Sc. programme for physical sciences.
6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered
The course is offered in the spring term, in IV period, every other year.
7. Scope of the course in credits
8. Teacher coordinating the course
Karri Muinonen, Dmitri Moisseev, Anne Virkki
9. Course learning outcomes
Electromagnetic Scattering and Absorption" is the first advanced course on elastic electromagnetic scattering by arbitrary objects (usually called particles). As compared to the wavelength, the sizes of the objects can be small or large, or of the order of the wavelength. As to the shape of the objects, the main emphasis is on spherical particles and, subsequently, on the so-called Mie scattering. The optical properties of the objects are typically described by the refractive index. During the course, the student will become familiar with the concepts of electromagnetic scattering and will learn how to use existing computer codes in astronomical and atmospheric applications.
10. Course completion methods
The course can also be taken individually with flexible timing after a discussion and planning session with the lecturers.
Theoretical astrophysics package in the B.Sc. programme for physical sciences.
12. Recommended optional studies
Electromagnetic Scattering I & II
13. Course content
Introduction to light scattering (electromagnetic scattering) is the first advanced course on elastic light scattering by arbitrary objects (usually called particles). As compared to the wavelength, the sizes of the objects can be small or large, or of the same order. As to the shape of the objects, the main emphasis is on spherical particles and, consequently, on Mie scattering. The optical properties of the objects are typically described by the refractive index. During the course, the student becomes familiar with the concepts of light scattering, learns how to use existing computer codes in astronomical and atmospheric applications, and completes a hands-on computer programming project (for example, involving ray tracing).
14. Recommended and required literature
K. Muinonen, Electromagnetic Scattering I, Lecture Notes, 2012 (latest draft)
C. F. Bohren & D. R. Huffman, Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles, Wiley & Sons, 2010
J. D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics, Wiley & Sons, 1998
H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles, Wiley & Sons, 1957 (Dover, 1981)
M. I. Mishchenko, J. W. Hovenier, \& L. D. Travis, Light Scattering by Nonspherical Particles, Academic Press, 2000
M. I. Mishchenko, L. D. Travis & A. A. Lacis, Scattering, Absorption, and Emission of Light by Small Particles, Cambridge University Press, 2002
A. Doicu, Y. Eremin & T. Wriedt, Acoustic & Electromagnetic
Scattering Analysis Using Discrete Sources, Academic Press, 2000
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