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PHY3306 Solar and Stellar Astronomy

Short Description: Solar and Stellar Astronomy
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 010303 - Astronomy
Grading basis : Graded

Requisites

Pre-requisite: PHY1104 and PHY1911

Other requisites

It is recommended that students first complete 2nd level Astronomy courses prior to study. It is assumed that students will have mathematical skills that are equivalent to MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II.

Synopsis

This course introduces stellar astronomy and astrophysics. Topics covered in this course include Binary Systems and Stellar Parameters, The Classification of Stellar Spectra, Stellar Atmospheres. The Interiors of Stars, The Sun, The Process of Star Formation, Post-Main-Sequence Stellar Evolution, Stellar Pulsation, Supernovae, The Degenerate Remnants of Stars, Black Holes, and Close Binary Star Systems. Additional topics develop scientific skills through the use of assignments. Mt Kent Observatory is also made available via remote access to students enrolled in this course, to provide an opportunity for learning practical skills used in astronomical and space sciences.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 Online
Date printed 22 June 2021