|PHY1022||Introduction to Astrophysics||2013-14|
|Dr T.J. Harries|
|Credits:||15 NICATS / 7.5 ECTS|
|Enrolment:||138 students (approx)|
This module will introduce students to the theories of quantum mechanics and special relativity and show how they are used to explain to a wide variety of astrophysical phenomena. Students will develop a broad knowledge and understanding of the key ideas and language used by modern astronomers to describe and explain the observed Universe.
This module pre-dates the current template; refer to the description above and the following ILO sections.
A student who has passed this module should be able to:
|Description||Study time||KIS type|
|22×1-hour lectures||22 hours||SLT|
|5×6-hour self-study packages||30 hours||GIS|
|7×2-hour problems sets||14 hours||GIS|
|Problems class support||9 hours||SLT|
|Tutorial support||3 hours||SLT|
|Reading, private study and revision||72 hours||GIS|
|0%||Exercises set by tutor||3×1-hour sets (typical)||Scheduled by tutor||1-7||Discussion in tutorials|
|0%||Guided self-study||5×6-hour packages||Fortnightly||1-7||Discussion in tutorials|
|10%||7 × Problems Sets||2 hours per set||Weekly||1-7||Marked in problems class, then discussed in tutorials|
|15%||Mid-term Test 1||30 minutes||Weeks T1:04||1-7||Marked, then discussed in tutorials|
|15%||Mid-term Test 2||30 minutes||Weeks T1:09||1-7||Marked, then discussed in tutorials|
|60%||Final Examination||120 minutes||January||1-7||Mark via MyExeter, collective feedback via ELE and solutions.|
The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of information that students are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Instructor(s).
Re-assessment is not available except when required by referral or deferral.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Time scale for re-assessment|
|Whole module||Written examination (100%)||1-7||August/September assessment period|
Notes: See Physics Assessment Conventions.
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|Keywords||Physics; Energy; Matter; Motion; Particle; Planets; Quantum mechanics; Stars; Structure; Universe.|