Astronomy and Astrophysics

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Code: 40797
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Krešimir Pavlovski - Lectures
Lecturers: Krešimir Pavlovski - Seminar
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Lectures 30
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Description:
COURSE GOALS: This is an introductory course to astronomy and astrophysics. The principal aim of the course is to give students basic knowledge of astronomy and astrophysics with an introduction to the cosmology.

LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.1. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental laws of classical and modern physics
1.2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the most important physics theories (logical and mathematical structure, experimental support, described physical phenomena)
1.5. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic experimental methods, instruments and methods of experimental data processing in physics
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.1. identify and describe important aspects of a particular physical phenomenon or problem
2.3. recognize and follow the logic of arguments, evaluate the adequacy of arguments and construct well supported arguments
2.4. use mathematical methods to solve standard physics problems
3. MAKING JUDGMENTS
3.1. develop a critical scientific attitude towards research in general, and in particular by learning to critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data
4. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
4.1. communicate effectively with pupils and colleagues
4.2. present complex ideas clearly and concisely
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information

LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1. understand basics terms of spherical and practical astronomy,
2. explain precession and nutation of the Earth, and aberration of light,
3. list and explain importance of fundamental stellar quantities
4. understand and solve set of differential equations of stellar structure, explain the main paths of stellar formation and evolution (particularly the evolution of Sun),
5. understand and explain final stages of the stellar evolution (white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes),
6. describe and understand a role of thermonuclear processes in stars and origin of elements,
7. describe structure of our Galaxy Milky Way and discovery of dark matter
8. describe and understand galaxies and role of Local Group of Galaxies
9. understand basic cosmological terms and models of the origin of the Universe

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
1. Coordinate systems on celestial sphere
2. Solar and sidereal time, equation of time, definition of time unit
3. Earth in movement (precession, aberration and nutation)
4. Properties of stars (flux, radius, luminosity)
5. Stellar spectra and effective temperatures
6. Binary stars and stellar masses
7. Equations of stellar structure
8. Thermonuclear reactions in stellar core, origin of elements
9. Formation and evolution of stars
10. Final stages of stellar evolution: white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes
11. Our Galaxy Milky Way (discovery of spiral structure)
12. Stellar kinematics and quation of dark matter
13. Galaxies (properties, classification, evolution)
14. Local Group of Galaxies, Cluster of galaxies and large-scale structure of the Universe
15. Origin of the Universe (universal expansion, background radiation, primordial nucleosynthesis, cosmological models)

REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Students' obligations during classes: Lecture attendance, active participation in tutorials, passing 3 mid-term exams.
Signature requirements: Recorded activity at 70% of tutorials, passing grade at all mid-term exams.

GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
Final exam is in written form. Final grade is a combination of grades obtained in mid-term exams
Literature:
  1. V. Vujnović, Astronomija I i II, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1990
  2. M. Zeilik, Astronomy ? the evolving universe, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1997
    J. Fix, Astronomy, McGraw-Hill Co, New York, 2001
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Passed : Fundamentals of Physics 4
5. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory studij - Physics and Technology Education
Consultations schedule:

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