Astronomy and Geophysics, 6 credits (TFYA60)

Astronomi och geofysik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Vallery Stanishev

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6KFYN Physics and Nanotechnology 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 3 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Physics and Nanotechnology
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in mechanics and modern physics. Modern physics can be taken in parallell with this course.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give the student basic knowledge in astronomy and get an introduction to geophysics. After passing the course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the origin and development of astronomical objects, their properties and the structure of the universe.
  • Use space coordinates to find objects in the sky.
  • Solve simpler problems in the field of astronomy and astrophysics.
  • Present a subtopic in geophysics in written and/or oral form after a literature search.

     

Course content

The course gives an overview of our place in the universe and reflects today's knowledge against an historical background. Properties of the solar system, its age and development. The sun, our nearest star. Properties and development of stars, their birth, life and death. Our galaxy, the Milky Way. Other galaxies, groups and supergroups. Cosmology.
The student will choose a subtopic within geophysics to present orally and/or in writing.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching is given as lectures and supervisions during the observation sessions. The students should also give an oral and/or written presentation of a subtopic in geophysics.

Examination

TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54.5 credits
UPG1AssignmentU, G1.5 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman

Examiner

Vallery Stanishev

Course website and other links

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 28 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 132 h

Course literature

Kompletterande litteratur

Böcker
Freedman & Kaufmann, Universe 9

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

Additional literature

Books

Freedman & Kaufmann, Universe 9

Publisher: W. H. Freeman

TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4.5 credits
UPG1 Assignment U, G 1.5 credits

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