This course is discontinued

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Course content

Methods in numerical simulation in hydrodynamics and plasma physics applied to astrophysical problems.

Learning outcome

The course gives a background to apply methods in numerical simulation in master and Ph.D. theses in astrophysical hydrodynamics and plasma physics.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Bachelor degree of the Fysikk, astronomi og meteorologi (bachelor) (continued) programme or comparable.

Recommended previous knowledge

Bachelor degree of the Fysikk, astronomi og meteorologi (bachelor) (continued) programme, specially AST3130 – Gas dynamics (discontinued). AST5130 – Space Plasma (discontinued), INF-MAT2350 – Numerical methods (discontinued) and FYS3150 – Computational Physics may also be useful.

Overlapping courses

10 credits AST314.


2 hours of lectures/tutorials each week.


A final oral examination. Compulsory home exercises may be given. Passed and failed.


The course is given if 3 or more students sign up.

Course evaluation

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Facts about this course




Every autumn


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)