This course is discontinued

Course content

An introduction to basic aspects of the interpretation of electromagnetic radiation, including classical electromagnetic radiation processes, quantum mechanical transitions in one- and many-electron atoms and molecules, and radiation transport.

Learning outcome

You will learn to interpret and understand astrophysical information in received electromagnetic radiation.

Admission

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Prerequisites

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 or comparable.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with AST4210 – Stråling I (discontinued)

Teaching

2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorials each week

Examination

A final written examination will constitute 60% of the final grade. Two mid-term tests (home or in classroom) will each constitute 20% of the final grade. Pass/fail. A number of compulsory home exercises without grading may also be given.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)