Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1992. 30: 575-611
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RADIO EMISSION FROM NORMAL GALAXIES

J. J. Condon


National Radio Astronomy Observatory,
520 Edgemont Road,
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-2475


KEY WORDS: cosmic rays, free-free emission, infrared radiation, star formation, synchrotron radiation


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

THE POPULATION OF NORMAL GALAXIES

FREE-FREE EMISSION AND ABSORPTION
Basic Equations
Isolating the Thermal Emission
Integrated Radio Spectra and Brightness Temperatures

SYNCHROTRON RADIATION
Basic Equations
Magnetic Fields
Cosmic-Ray Sources and Transport

THE FIR/RADIO CORRELATION

RADIO EMISSION AND STAR FORMATION
Nonthermal Luminosity and the Supernova Rate
A Simple Model for Radio Emission from Normal Galaxies

SUMMARY

REFERENCES

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