ASTROPHYSICS AND COSMOLOGY
- Module code: MP467
- Credits: 5
- Semester: 1
- Department: THEORETICAL PHYSICS
- Coordinator: Peter Coles (THEORETICAL PHYSICS)
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.
On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
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