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Introduction in Astrophysics

Objectives and Content

The course provides an introduction to general astrophysics with a special emphasis on the physical processes involved. The course covers topics such as: Observations in astrophysics, the structure and properties of the Sun, planets and their atmospheres, moons and energy budget, evolution of stars from protostar to supernova, the Milky Way, interstellar matter, galaxies and clusters of galaxies, cosmology.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course the students should be able to

  • Explain and solve problems based on the laws of physics governing the evolution of stars, galaxies and other structures in the universe
  • Identify the processes controlling the energy balance of planetary atmospheres
  • Describe some of the most important observational techniques used in astrophysics
  • Explain how information on the radiation from our Sun and other celestial objects can be recovered from some of the measured parameters

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Contact

Contact Information

advice@ift.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Written examiantion

    Date
    20.12.2017
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    06.12.2017