Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy or space science that applies the laws of physics and chemistry to explain the birth, life and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and other objects in the universe. It has two sibling sciences, astronomy and cosmology. This [course_title] course starts by explaining galaxy, dynamics, potential theory, and equilibria. You will learn the groups and clusters of galaxies; X-ray emission and dark matter, Formation of galaxies and large-scale structure, Cosmic microwave background, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, etc.
This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.
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Course Credit: MIT
|lec1 Introduction What is a Galaxy
|lec2 How Do You Build a Galaxy
|lec3 How are Galaxies Described
|lec4 Gravitational Potentials General Results
|lec5 nteresting and Special Cases
|lec6 Orbits in Spherical Potentials and Integrals
|lec7 Orbits in Axisymmetric Potentials
|lec8 Equilibria of Stellar Systems part 1
|lec8 Boltzmann Equation part 2
|lec9 Jeans’ Equations in Spherical Coordinates
|lec10 Jeans’ Equations Applied
|lec11 Stability Jeans Mass and Spiral Structure
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