ASTROPHYSICS trimester 1 2006   SYLLABUS

                                                                                                                                   

MAJOR TOPIC

SUBJECTS

CHAPTER (SECTION)

 

 

Universe 7th edition

Physics 3rd ed

 

 

Freedman &Kaufmann

Walker.

 

 

 

 

CCD IMAGES

collecting light & making images

6

27(5)

 

 

 

 

SPECTROSCOPY

light: particle or wave?

spectra: Kirchhoff�s laws

5(1, 2, 5)
5(6)

25(1-3), 28(1-2)

 

continuous spectra

blackbody laws: stellar temperature, color, and luminosity

 

5(3, 4)

Box 5(2)

 

30(1)

 

blackbody laws: stellar radii

Box 19(4)

 

PLANETARY

PROPERTIES

blackbody laws:

planetary temperatures

 

 

 

planets: terrestrial vs. Jovian

7(1-4)

 

 

solar system: formation of planets

8(1-5)

 

 

solar system: evolution of planets

7(6-8)

 

STELLAR            PROPERTIES

stars: parallax and distance

stars: magnitude and brightness

19(1); Box 19(1)

19(2-4); Boxes 19(2,3)

 

 

line spectra: atomic structure

5(7-8); 19(5)

31(1-3)

 

stars: color, temperature, spectral class, & the H-R diagram

Box 7(2), 19(4-8)       

14(3)

 

Doppler effect:

5(9)

25(2); 14(6)

 

Hubble�s law &
the expansion of the universe

[26(1-4)] 26(5)

32(7)

 

binary stars: orbits; Kepler�s laws

[4(1-3)] 4(4-7)

12(1-3)

 

binary stars: spectroscopic &

eclipsing

19(9-11)

 

 

galactic rotation curves 

and dark matter

25(4), Box 25(2), 26(8)

 

 

line broadening

 

 

STELLAR

STRUCTURE

how stars work:
energy generation;

sources of pressure;

energy transfer

 

18(1-2), 21(1); Box 21(1-2)

 

 

32(1, 4-6), 32(8);

15(1-4), 17(1-2);

16(6)

 

 

the solar neutrino problem

18(4); �Searching for Neutrinos Beyond the Textbooks� (end of 18)

 

stellar atmospheres: the quiet sun

18(3, 5-7)

 

 

the active sun: 

sunspots and magnetic fields

18(8-10)

 

22(1-3)

STELLAR 

EVOLUTION

stellar birth in interstellar space: protostars and

pre-main-sequence stars

20

 

 

stellar maturity (main sequence) 

and old age (red giant)

21

22(1-2)

 

 

death of low-mass stars

white dwarfs and planetary nebulae

22(3-4)