Chapter 9. Atomic Structure

  1. George B. Rybicki and
  2. Alan P. Lightman

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618170.ch9

Radiative Processes in Astrophysics

Radiative Processes in Astrophysics

How to Cite

Rybicki, G. B. and Lightman, A. P. (1985) Atomic Structure, in Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618170.ch9

Author Information

  1. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471827597

Online ISBN: 9783527618170



  • radiation;
  • physical processes;
  • Planck law;
  • radiation;
  • Schrodinger equation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Review of the Schrodinger Equation

  • One Electron in a Central Field

  • Many-Electron Systems

  • Perturbations, Level Splittings, and Term Diagrams

  • Thermal Distribution of Energy Levels and Ionization