- Code ASTR8021
- 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
This course is offered in Semester 2 every even year (eg 2024, 2026)
This course provides a survey of physical processes occuring in astrophysical environments, including astrophysical fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics, dynamics of relativistic particles, and mechanisms of radiation production. Topics in fluid dynamics include Eulerian and Lagrangian formulations of fluid mechanics, flow characteristics and shock formation in both magnetised and non-magnetised flows, and mechanisms of non-ideal magnetohydrodynamics. The relativistic particles portion of the course includes particle acceleration, transport, and interaction with magnetic fields. The radiation portion of the course includes radiation by relativistic particles and hadronic and leptonic radiation mechanisms.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse the behavior of magnetised astronomical flows and astrophysical relativistic particles, and the radiation produced by such systems.
- Evaluate and create models for the behaviour of astrophysical fluid and radiation systems.
- Clearly communicate the results of physical analysis of astrophysical flows and radiation.
- Work effectively as part of a group to solve problems in topics relevant to the course.
- 4 problem sets (40) [LO 1,2,4]
- Individual final exam (40) [LO 1,2]
- Individual oral and/or written presentation (20) [LO 3]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the session including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 4 hours of lectorials per week.
- Approximately 82 hours of self-directed study which will include preparation for lectures, tutorials, and other assessment tasks.
No specific inherent requirements identified for this course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
The Physics of Astrophysics, Vol. 1 Radiation and Vol. 2 Gas Dynamics by Frank H Shu, University Science Books.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8596||22 Jul 2024||29 Jul 2024||31 Aug 2024||25 Oct 2024||In Person||N/A|