• Offered by Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Kenneth Freeman
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ASTR8006
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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The course begins with an overview of galaxies at all redshifts in the Universe, introduces the basic tools for their study and proceeds to analyze the properties of disk, elliptical and dwarf galaxies, as well as discussing the formation of galaxies.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will:

1. Have a broad knowledge of the whole field of galaxies, including descriptive material and advanced dynamical concepts.

2. Have the skills to undertake dynamical analysis of various galactic situations, Including analytical and numerical techniques.

Indicative Assessment

4 x assignments each worth 25%. LO1-2

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Workload

10 hours per week consisting of 5 hours of lectures and tutorials and 5 hours of work on assignments.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with ASTR8006

You will need to contact the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Galactic Dynamics, Binney, J. and Tremaine, S, Princeton 2008 (2nd ed).

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3444
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4225 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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