- Code ASTR6002
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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, Mathematics, Physics
This course is offered as part of the new Master of Astronomy and
Astrophysics (Advanced) program and covers four main topics. (1)
Fundamentals of relativistic astrophysics (2) Black holes (2) Theoretical
Cosmology (3) Observational Cosmology.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On completion of this course students will have developed substantial skills in the
- Apply the concepts of general relativity and quantum mechanics to the study of white dwarf, neutron stars and black holes;
- efficiently utilise tensor calculus and general relativity in the study of compact objects and cosmology;
- understand concepts and solve problems in compact star research and physical cosmology;
- understand and apply the mathematical and physical basis for modern cosmology;
- understand how the tools of observational astronomy are utilised to understand the evolution of the Universe;
- use computational and statistical tools to solve problems;
- understand current research through reading of professional articles and articles written for the general public;
- write reports on current areas of astrophysical research;
- effectively communicate orally involving the presentation of complex astrophysical concepts to peers.
Indicative Assessment1. 8 x assignments worth a total of 75% related to the course content (learning outcomes 1-6).
2. Written report (2500 word limit) worth 15% (Learning outcomes 7 and 8.)
3. Oral presentation chosen from a list of topics covered by the ASTR3002 course and provided by the course lecturers. Worth 10% (Learning outcome 9.)
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Workload10 hours per week consisting of 4 hours of lectures and tutorials, 6 hours of work on
assignments and the preparation of a written report and seminar.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeBachelor of Science or equivalent with a major in physics or mathematics with
relevant experience or academic achievement.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8974||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|