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Astrophysics I - ASTR377

The first part of this unit covers the physical mechanisms responsible for the generation, absorption and scattering of light in environments as diverse as rarefied nebulae, hot compact stellar atmospheres and distant galaxies. During the second part of the unit the theory of stellar structure and evolution is developed. Students become familiar with the UNIX computing environment and the python programming language, and carry out a project using computer models of how stars are born and die.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Mark Wardle
Prerequisites:

MATH235 and PHYS201 and PHYS202 Prerequisite Information

Corequisites:

NCCW(s): PHYS377
Unit Designation(s):

Science

Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Timetable Information

For unit timetable information and session dates for external offerings please visit the Timetables@Macquarie Website.