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TÄHT5005 Astrofysiikka 1 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

After the course the student knows basic radiation terms. Student can write the radiative transfer equation and solve it using different approximations. Students can compute the ionization state of matter. Student knows basic methods to compute stellar atmospheres, can compute emission and absorption coefficients and use them in the radiative transfer equation. Student is able to explain what is the Rosseland mean opacity and why it is important. Student is able to explain the meaning of Einstein coefficients and how using them to explain the existence of lasers and masers. Student is aware of the basic mechanisms that widen spectral lines, knows how to use the curve of growth to compute the abundance of elements. Student is able to explain the difference between degenerate and ideal gas.
Student is capable of writing the main equation describing stellar structure and knows the main nuclear reactions.

Teacher responsible

Andrei Berdyugin

Homepage URL


5-Jan-2016 – 4-Mar-2016
Lectures 28 h
Tue 5-Jan-2016 - 23-Feb-2016 weekly at 10.00-12.00, XVI
19-Jan-2016 , No lecture
Thu 7-Jan-2016 - 25-Feb-2016 weekly at 10.00-12.00, XVIII
21-Jan-2016 , No lecture
Fri 4-Mar-2016 at 12.00-15.00, Qh314
Exercises 12 h
Fri 15-Jan-2016 - 26-Feb-2016 weekly at 12.00-14.00, Qh314
22-Jan-2016 , No exercises