Astronamy and Astrophysics

Course Information
TitleΑΣΤΡΟΝΟΜΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΤΡΟΦΥΣΙΚΗ / Astronamy and Astrophysics
CodeΑΑΥ201
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorLoukas Vlachos
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003008

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 394
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory537

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600100062
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of General Physics and General Mathematics.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will: - acquire basic theoretical knowledge in astronomy and astrophysics - learn how to use theoretical knowledge for solving basic astronomical and astrophysical problems
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Basic principles of positional astronomy - Astronomical coordinates, Position triagle, Measurement of time, Stellar distances - Stellar photometry and stellar magnitudes, Colour indices - Spectra and spectral classification of sstars – Sun, planets and their satellites, minor planets, comets – Basic principles of stellar evolution and final stages of matter – Binary and Variable stars – Characteristics, classification, clusters, and evolution of galaxies – Observations of cosmological importance, theories of creation and evolution of the universe, cosmological models.
Keywords
Astronomy, Astrophysics, Stars, Planets, Cosmology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Presentations with multi-media material - Use of e-mail for communication and submission of homework.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1173.9
Reading Assigment210.7
Tutorial391.3
Exams30.1
Total1806
Student Assessment
Description
Weekly exercises (with bonus on final grade). Final written exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Εισαγωγή στη Σύγχρονη Αστρονομία, Συγγραφείς Χ. Βάρβογλης, Ι.Χ. Σειραδάκης, Εκδόσεις Υπηρεσία Δημ. ΑΠΘ, Γαρταγάνης, 1994 2. Αστροφυσική, Τόμος Ι (Αστέρες), Αστροφυσική, Τόμος ΙΙ (Γαλαξίες, Πλανητικό σύστημα), Συγγραφέας Frank Shu (Μετάφραση: Ι. Βεντούρα et. al., Εκδόσεις Πανεπιστημίου Κρήτης, 2003
Additional bibliography for study
Harwit M.: Astrophysical Concepts, John Willey, New York, 1973 Pasachoff J.M.: Contemporary astronomy, International Thomson Publishing, 1988 Freedman R.A., Kaufmann W.J. III: Universe, W.H. Freeman, 2001
Last Update
31-08-2016