Physics and astronomy

Stars & Planets

Module code: F3223
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Workshop, Lecture, Class
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

Module topics include:

  • Equations of stellar structure
  • Star formation
  • Stellar evolution and end points
  • Proto-planetary disks
  • Exoplanets
  • Binary systems

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the principal observational properties of stars and planets.
  • Explain how these observations inform our physical understanding of these systems.
  • Apply physical laws to make simple calculations to understand the observed properties.
  • Demonstrate an elementary understanding of the formation processes of stars and planets.