Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Registration on the second year of a physics/astrophysics degree programme.
Covers the basics of nuclear and particle physics, and applies these to understanding the nature and evolution of stars.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/phy-20002/lists
This module provides an understanding of nuclear and particle physics particularly as it relates to processes occurring in stars, how this drives the evolution of stars, and hence how the elements are created and distributed. You will acquire skills in handling large bodies of complex (astronomical) data, analyse their statistical properties, and use them to advance our scientific knowledge.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate comprehension, grasp and appreciation of physics related to stellar astrophysics: 1,2,3,4Solve problems related to stellar astrophysics: 1,2,3,4
24 hours of lectures 12 hours problem classes18 hours laboratory work 24 hours laboratory reports and problem sheets 72 hours examination revision and private study
1: Unseen Exam weighted 60%
Description of Module Assessment
2 hour unseen exam, choice of 4 from 6 questionsExam2: Tutorial weighted 10%
Assessment based on weekly attendance and engagementCompleting assigned problems on Stellar Astrophysics in three two-hour problem classes, with assistance given as necessary.3: Problem Sheets weighted 10%
Four problem sheetsFour problem sheets4: Report weighted 20%
Two laboratory reportsLaboratory report