School of Mathematics
Course 343 - Topics in Astrophysics 1999-2000 (SS Theoretical Physics, M.Sc. Students)
Lecturer: Professor Luke Drury
Duration: 1 term
Number of lectures per week: 2
End-of-year Examination: One 2-hour examination at end of course.
Elements of astrophysical gas dynamics;
theory of ionization fronts and shock waves;
simple dynamical models of HII regions and supernova remnants;
gravitational instability and star formation;
high-energy astrophysics and cosmic ray physics.
May 10, 1999