• Offered by Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Areas of interest Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Helmut Jerjen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course will introduce star formation, structure, evolution, element production and thermonuclear reactions, and pulsating stars.  The galaxy component will cover, galaxy formation theory, classification, star formation, galaxy interactions, dark matter, black holes and large scale structure of the Universe.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

For students to gain a broad scientific understanding of the following:

  1. Formation, structure, evolution and pulsation of stars.
  2. How are the elements produced in stars and the big bang.
  3. Observational and physical properties of galaxies.
  4. The structure of self-gravitating systems of many stars and gas (galaxies).
  5. Dark matter, baryonic matter and galactic structure.
  6. Gaining basic computer programming skills and solving problems numerically.

Indicative Assessment

Stars: Two assignments each 15%, third assignment (including computational problems) 20%
Galaxies: Two assignments each 15%, third assignment 20%


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Workload

Lectures and Tutorials: three lectures per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PHYS1201 and MATH2405 or MATH2305.

Assumed Knowledge

Strongly Recommended PHYS2020 and PHYS2017

Specialisations

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:
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
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1727 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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