401-7851-00L Theoretical Astrophysics (University of Zurich)
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||No enrolment to this course at ETH Zurich. Book the corresponding module directly at UZH.|
UZH Module Code: AST512
Mind the enrolment deadlines at UZH:
|Abstract||Radiative processes in the interstellar medium; stellar structure and evolution; supernovae; white dwarfs; neutron stars; black holes; planet formation|
|Literature||(1) "Formation of stars" (S. Stahler and F. Palla - Wiley editions, this is the book on which about half of the classes will be based and photocopies will be organized during first lecture)|
(2) "Radiative processes in astrophysics" (R. Ribycki and A. Lightman)
(3) "The Physics of Stars" (A.C. Philllips)
(4) "Black Holes, White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars: The physics of compact objects" (S. Shapiro and S.A. Teukolski).
Additionally PowerPoint slides will be prepared by the lecturer on these and extra topics (e.g. planet formation).
|Prerequisites / Notice||Prerequisites: Elementary atomic physics, thermodynamics, mechanics, fluid dynamics.|
Introduction to astrophysics (preferred but not obligatory).