Courses & Units

Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics KYA701

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This unit is available in odd numbered years only.

Introduction

Astrophysics is the investigation of the Universe. It enables us to study the behaviour of matter in extreme environments that cannot be replicated on Earth. Atmospheric physics plays an important role in understanding weather and climate systems. In this unit you will study the solar system, stars, stellar evolution, collapsed objects such as white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes, galactic structure, galaxies, active galaxy nuclei, telescopes and data analysis techniques in astronomy. The atmospheric physics component of the course will look at the theory and structure of the middle atmosphere and the waves that affect it. The course includes theory and applications to real data of Fourier transforms in one dimension, digitising and windowing. This unit builds upon topics covered in the core second year physics units and is recommended for students intending to major in physics. KYA206 Atmospheric physics and astrophysics is not a prerequisite for this unit, but it is recommended.

Summary

Unit name Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics
Unit code KYA701
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Physics
Coordinator Associate Professor Andrew Cole
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KYA211 - Waves and Kinetic Theory AND KYA212 - Electromagnetism andThermodynamics AND KMA252 - Calculus and Applications 2

Teaching

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