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Module ASTROPHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY

Module code: MP467
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Department: THEORETICAL PHYSICS
International: Yes
Coordinator: Peter Coles (THEORETICAL PHYSICS)
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Star formation: Jeans mass; PP-chain and CNO cycle. Stellar Structure: hydrostatic equilibrium; radiation transport. Eddington limit. Degenerate stars: super-novae; white dwarves; neutron stars; pulsars; black-holes. Binary systems: Gravitational radiation. Galactic structure and evolution: active galactic nuclei; radio galaxies; quasars. Cosmology: the Big Bang; microwave background radiation; nucleosynthesis; cosmological constant; dark matter; inflation. Astro-particle physics: Cosmic rays; monopoles.

This module cannot be taken by students who have taken AP301.

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