|PHY2030||Observing the Universe||2022-23|
|Prof. S. Hinkley|
|Credits:||15 NICATS / 7.5 ECTS|
|Enrolment:||84 students (approx)|
In this module students will gain a basic knowledge of the universe and its contents, and good understanding of astrophysical measurement. As such it is crucial for the astrophysics project work, and when combined with the detailed understanding of stars, galaxies and cosmology obtained from the subsequent modules, PHY3070, PHY3066 and PHYM006, will provide a well-balanced grounding in astrophysics.
The specific aims of the module are to impart: a basic knowledge of the hierarchy of objects in the universe, including their structural and evolutionary relationship to each other; an understanding the underlying principles of key instrumentation used for observational astrophysics; an understanding of how we can obtain structural information and physical parameters from distant, often unresolved, objects.
A student who has passed this module should be able to:
|Description||Study time||KIS type|
|20×1-hour lectures||20 hours||SLT|
|2×1-hour problems/revision classes||2 hours||SLT|
|5×6-hour self-study packages||30 hours||GIS|
|4×4-hour problems sets||16 hours||GIS|
|Reading, private study and revision||82 hours||GIS|
|0%||Guided self-study||5×6-hour packages||Fortnightly||1-11||Discussion in class|
|0%||4 × Problems sets||4 hours per set||Fortnightly||1-11||Solutions discussed in problems classes.|
|100%||Final Examination||120 minutes||May/June assessment period||1-9||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).
|Pre-requisite Modules||Vector Mechanics (PHY1021) and Introduction to Astrophysics (PHY1022)|
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%)||1-9||August/September assessment period|
Notes: See Physics Assessment Conventions.
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|Keywords||Physics; Universes; Distances; Galaxy; Measurement; Redshifts; Evolution; Objective; Stars; Methods; Masses.|