Physics of Galaxies

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBAS016-05
Vaknaam Physics of Galaxies
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Physics of Galaxies
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:

1. Describe basic physical processes governing galaxy formation and evolution.
2. Solve basic analytical problems related to the Physics of Galaxies.
3. Solve basic numerical problems related to the Physics of Galaxies.
4. Select the different methodologies to study nearby galaxies and galaxies at high redshifts.
Omschrijving Morphological classification - Stellar populations - The Cosmic distance scale - The Milky Way - Galactic chemical evolution - Elliptical galaxies - Disk galaxies - Peculiar galaxies - Galactic dynamics
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(LC 30, LC 2, T 14, T 4, self study 90)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(End grade = 70% Final exam + 15% Computational Assignment + 15% Problem Sets. To pass the course, the end grade must be higher than 5.5 and additionally both the final exam and computational assignment require a mark >=4.5)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. E. Starkenburg
Docent(en) dr. E. Starkenburg
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Chapters from "Galactic Astronomy" Binney, J. and Merrifield, M. 9780691025650
Chapters from "Galaxies in the Universe" Sparke & Gallagher 9780521671866
Opmerkingen This course was registered last year with course code STPOG-09
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Astronomy 2 semester II b verplicht
BSc Courses for Exchange Students: Astronomy - Physics - Energy & Environment - semester II b