Course level

Undergraduate

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

4 Contact hours

Incompatible

PHYS2080 or PHYS3180

Prerequisite

PHYS1001 or PHYS1171

Recommended prerequisite

Course coordinator

Dr David Parkinson (d.parkinson@uq.edu.au)

Assessment methods

Assignments and examinations

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

This course develops a broad understanding of the physical processes taking place in stars and solar systems. Topics include the orbits of planets and binary stars, the classification of stars, stellar atmospheres, star formation, supernovae, white dwarf stars and neutron stars. There is particular emphasis on the scientific techniques used to explore solar systems.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile