Theoretical Astrophysics  
an undergraduate course
at the Astronomy Division, University of Oulu


The course period January 29 - May 3, 2013

Teacher: Juri Poutanen, FY273, ph. 029448-1962, juri.poutanen [at] oulu.fi
Assistent: Alexander Mushtukov, FY276, ph. 029448-1932, al.mushtukov [at] gmail.com

Aim:
The course aims on giving the students basic knowledge about stars, stellar atmospheres, emission processes, radiative transfer. Theoretical considerations will be supplemented with the home exercises which constitute the important part of the course.

Literature:
E. Bohm-Vitense, Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics: Vol 2
Lecture notes. Some lectures are based on the lecture notes of Dr. Paul Crowther.


Lectures and exercise sessions (<20 all together) take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in TÄ 219 at 14-16.

Compulsory problems (return by the deadline). 6 sets (=> 30 % of the final score). Computer exercises for advanced students.
deadline 7.2.2013   [set 1]
deadline 19.2.2013 [set 2]
deadline 28.2.2013 [set 3]
deadline 14.3.2013 [set 4]
deadline 4.4.2013 [set 5]
deadline 25.4.2013 [set 6]

Exam (70% of the final score). Questions [pdf]


Schedule

Lecture 1: January 29    [handouts 1]
Lecture 2: January 31    [handouts 2]
Lecture 3: February 5    [handouts 3]
exercise session 1: February 7
Lecture 4: February 12  [handouts 4]
Lecture 5: February 14  [handouts 5]
exercise session 2: February 19
Lecture 6: February 21  [handouts 6]
Lecture 7: February 26  [handouts 7]
exercise session 3: February 28
Lecture 8: March 7        [handouts 8]
Lecture 9: March 12      [handouts 9]
exercise session 4: March 14
Lecture 10: March 21    [handouts 10]
Lecture 11: March 28    [handouts 11]
exercise session 5: April 4
Lecture 12: April 11     [handouts 12]
exercise session 6: April 25

Exam: May 3, 9-12 at TÄ219
Questions [pdf]