Instruction offered by members of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.
Note: For listings of related courses, see Physics, Medical Physics, and Space Physics.
Advanced Observational Astrophysics
Principles and tools of modern ground-based and space astronomy emphasizing ultraviolet, optical, infrared, and radio radiation. Data acquisition and reduction techniques for astrometry, photometry, spectroscopy, imaging, and interferometry. Use of astronomical data analysis software. Course Hours:3 units; H(1-6)
Wave propagation, antennas, interferometry, aperture synthesis, radio receivers, and spectrometers. Applications to continuum and line radiation in stars, interstellar medium and extragalactic objects. Course Hours:3 units; H(3-0)
Interaction of high energy particles with matter, propagation and origin of cosmic rays; structure of white dwarfs and neutron stars; the physics of jets and the accretion process onto compact objects; supernovae and supernova remnants; active galactic nuclei. Course Hours:3 units; H(3-0)