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Course module: NWI-NP015B
NWI-NP015B
Caleidoscope Astronomy
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-NP015B
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryPB (Propaedeutic)
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Wiskunde, Natuur- en Sterrenkunde;
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
prof. dr. H.D.E. Falcke
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Examiner
prof. dr. G.A. Nelemans
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Lecturer
prof. dr. G.A. Nelemans
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Coordinator
prof. dr. G.A. Nelemans
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. G.A. Nelemans
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Academic year2021
Period
KW1  (06/09/2021 to 07/11/2021)
Starting block
KW1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
  • The student has a basic overview of the major findings in astronomy
  • The student is able to make oder-of-magnitude estimates using simple physical concept
  • The student understands how to measure distances, luminosities, and temperatures and knows typical values in astronomy
  • The student understands the basic evolution of stars from the birth to their endproducts
  • The student knows the different types of galaxies and the role of dark matter
  • The student knows about the evolution, age, and size of the universe and how to measure this
Content
The Universe we live in is a fascinating place and a basic knowledge of the Universe and the physical processes that occur in it are essential ingredients for every student in physics. We will give an overview of some of the most important phenomena in the Universe and the physics related to it.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
High School (VWO) physics and mathematics
Test information
Written exam
Specifics

Required materials
Book
The old book is out of print. We are investigating the options for a replacement
Instructional modes
Course occurrence

Lecture

Tutorial

Zelfstudie

Tests
Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW1, Block KW2

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