Major Project - Computational Astrophysics
Get practical and simulate a detailed understanding of contemporary astrophysical concepts. Calculate solutions using numerical modelling and data analysis. Map the universe using technology to find new phenomena. Experiment and record investigations.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 26 Aug 2019
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Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:
- Identify the use of computer simulations in modern astrophysics
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of a particular aspect of computational astrophysics
- Develop and identify a scientific justification which includes a research plan, the project aims, objectives and expected outcomes
- Demonstrate independent research
- Design and create a comprehensive record of research methodologies and references/resources utilised
- Design and create a detailed project report of techniques used, investigations undertaken and conclusions reached
- Design and create a short poster summary of results
- Binary Evolution
- Galaxy Interactions
- Solar System Dynamics
- Stellar Evolution
- Star Cluster Morphology
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
SWI-AST80006-Galaxies and their Place in the Universe , or SWI-HET624
You should complete introductory tertiary-level mathematics & physics (or equivalent). Note that some topics have additional prerequisites of AST80005 or AST80016.
No special requirements
This subject aims to develop the student's understanding of specific astrophysical concepts with the aid of computer simulations, and to gain practical experience in the use of numerical modelling and data analysis. The student will produce a comprehensive record of their investigations, and communicate effectively about the outcomes of their work.
- Project (60%)
- Poster (20%)
- Scientific Justification Report (20%)
Textbook information is pending.