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Astrophysics(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Fundamental and Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 2 Spring Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Elective
Lecturer : Tsutomu TAKEUCHI Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
To understand the hierarchy of the universe and the evolution of the universe based on classical mechanics, thermodynamics, statistical physics, electromagnetism, atomic physics, nuclear physics, relativity, and quantum mechanics.

•Prerequisite Subjects
Basic physics (mechanics, electrodynamics)

•Course Topics
Course Contents
1. Hierarchy of the Universe
2. Basic Astrophysical Concepts
3. Our Solar System: Sun and Planets
4. Stars and Interstellar Medium
5. Planet formation
6. Exoplanets
7. Star formation
8. The Milky Way Galaxy
9. Galaxies in the Universe
10. The evolution of galaxies
11. Cluster of galaxies and the large-scale structure
12. Cosmic microwave background radiation and Big Bang
13. Big Bang Nucleosynthesis and beyond
14. The history and fate of the Universe

Material will be distributed during the courses.

•Additional Reading
Not specified. Some suggested readings will be introduced during the lectures.

•Grade Assessment
Based on reports on the subjects introduced in the lecture.


•Contacting Faculty
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