F2252 Elements of astronomy 2

Faculty of Science
spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Alternate Types of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
doc. RNDr. Miloslav Zejda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jan Rokos (seminar tutor)
Supervisor
prof. RNDr. Jana Musilová, CSc.
Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Miloslav Zejda, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Prerequisites
No special astronomical knowledge are needed. However it is neccesary to know secondary school math and physics. All above this limit will be explained. This course is suitable for all students interested in astronomy.This course is meant especially to them, who do not have basic astronomical knowledge yet and want to study astrophysics or for all who are interesting in astronomy and astrophysics. It is suitable for advanced amateur astronomers, teachers, editors, popularizers.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
This course is a continuation of the course F1251 (Basic of astronomy 1) and its aim is to bring into line and harmonise basic astronomical knowledge. After this course student is able to effectively study following astronomical courses. In the end of this course student should have basic knowledge about physics of stars, stellar clusters, galaxies and cosmology.
Syllabus
  • This course follows the course F1251 and the summary of the basic astronomy is completed here. The text(book) is available in pdf form on http://astro.physics.muni.cz or http://www.physics.muni.cz/~zejda/student.html. Outline: 1. Stars from the distance - spectroskopy, HRD, interferometry, binaries 2. Stars - close view - Anatomy of stars; Equation of hydrostatic equilibrium; transfer of energy; sources of energy 3. Sun - activity, events 4. Creation, evolution and death of stars 1 5. Creation, evolution and death of stars 2 - creation of planetary systems 6. Stellar clusters; Binaries 7. Our Galaxy - models, co-ordinates, interstellar material, structure 8. Among galaxies - distrubition, types 9. Large scale universe; AGN, quasars 10. Cosmology 1 - Our Universe - models, evolution, Hubble relation 11. Cosmology 2 - Evolutions of universe, Big Bang Theory 12. Dangerous space?
Literature
    required literature
  • ZEJDA, Miloslav. Základy astronomie II (Elements of astronomy II). 2013. info
    not specified
  • http://www.physics.muni.cz/~zejda/student.html
Teaching methods
Classic lectures, practical works and class exercises, added by observations. Written documents for practical works are in textbook on http://www.physics.muni.cz/~zejda/student.html or on the website of seminar tutors.
Assessment methods
Successful passing of this course will be granted after the processing of practical works, fulfilment of participation condition, passing of two writing tests during semester (50 % is needed to pass) and one writing test at the exam. At the exam student had to show knowledge about chosen subject and show understanding of solution of one of solved practical works.
Language of instruction
Czech
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017.
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