University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PHYSICS 3532 - Atmospheric and Astrophysics III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 4 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: PHYSICS 2510, PHYSICS 2534, MATHS 2101 or MATHS 2202, MATHS 2102 or MATHS 2201
Incompatible: PHYSICS 3013 & PHYSICS 3014
Assessment: Examination, assignments, tutorials
Syllabus:

This course will provide students with a knowledge of modern techniques, theory, and observational results relating to energetic processes in astrophysics and cosmology, and introduce the physics of planetary atmospheres with special emphasis on the atmosphere of the Earth. It will also provide students with knowledge of the physical processes that govern weather and climate. Content will include: Introduction to planetary atmospheres and the solar system. Radiative transfer in the sun-earth system. Thermodynamics of the atmosphere, including cloud physics, atmospheric motions and circulation. Introduction to the roles of aerosols and minor atmospheric constituents such as water vapour, carbon dioxide and ozone. The impact of anthropogenic processes. An introduction to relevant astrophysics terminology. Binary stars and accretion processes. The structure and evolution of the Milky Way and other galaxies. Active galaxies and unified models. Aspects of special and general relativity relevant to astrophysics. Cosmology, observations and theory."

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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10253 LE01 50 2 28 Feb - 4 Apr Monday 11am - 12pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
1 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
2 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 10am - 11am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
25 Apr - 30 May Monday 11am - 12pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 7 Jun Tuesday 9am - 10am Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 10am - 11am Engineering Sth, S111, Teaching Room
6 Jun - 6 Jun Monday 11am - 1pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10513 WR01 50 2 9 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 8 Jun Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room