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Cursus: NS-374B
NS-374B
Observationele en theoretische kosmologie
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeNS-374B
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Betawetenschappen; Undergraduate School Bètawetenschappen;
Contactpersoondr. F.M.L.C. Freire
Telefoon+31 30 2539825
E-mailF.Freire@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. F.M.L.C. Freire
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. F.M.L.C. Freire
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. J.S. Kaastra
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
3-4  (04-02-2013 t/m 05-07-2013)
Aanvangsblok
3
Timeslot-: Niet van toepassing
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 05-11-2012 t/m 08-02-2013
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
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In this course you will explore a range of advanced topics in modern astrophysics and cosmology. The course begins an introduction to stellar astrophysics covering classification of stellar spectra and the structure and evolution of stars.  This is followed by a study of stellar remnants: white dwarfs, pulsars and black holes.  Next we look at galaxy distribution and the large scale structure of the universe.  The origin of this structure is one of the aims of modern cosmology and this constitutes the central part of this course.  We review Friedmann models and show how they can incorporate the observational measurement that the present expansion of our universe is accelerating.  We cover in some detail the main stages of the Big-Bang model till the emission of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation. Next we see how the anisotropies on the CMB provide the seeds to the large scale structure of the universe and we discuss the possible origins of these anisotropies. In the last part of the course we study active galactic nuclei (AGN), their spectroscopy and likely link with quasars.  We conclude with AGN X-ray spectroscopy where you will learn general spectral analysis methods common to several areas in astrophysics and cosmology.

Competenties
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Ingangseisen
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Voorkennis
Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology, Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics,
Voorkennis kan worden opgedaan met
Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmology (NS-156B), Statistical Physics (NS-202B), Particle Physics (NS-262B).
Verplicht materiaal
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Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
Boek (verplicht of aanbevolen met ISBN nr): An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics (2nd Edition), B.W. Carroll and D.A. Ostlie (Pearson), ISBN 0-321-44284-9
Werkvormen
Hoorcollege

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Toetsen
Tentamen
Weging100
Minimum cijfer6

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