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PHY3306 Solar and Stellar Astronomy

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: PHY1104 and PHY1911

Overview

This course forms a mandatory coursework component for the Bachelor of Science (Astronomical and Space Sciences). The course provides an in-depth examination of stellar astrophysics, including an overview of solar physics.

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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022