Astronomy 825 - Radiative Gas Dynamics

1:30 p.m., Tue Thu, McPherson 4054

Professor Barbara Ryden

Winter Quarter 2011

Welcome to the Astronomy 825 Home Page

Astronomy 825 is a graduate course dealing with gas dynamics in astrophysical contexts. Topics covered include shock waves, supernova remnants, ionization fronts, spherical accretion, accretion disks, stellar winds, and jets.

Syllabus (in PDF format)

Note on Grading Policy:

Problem sets will be assigned on alternate Thursdays, and will be due on the following Thursday. The problem sets will count for 2/3 of your grade. The final exam will be a takehome exam and will be handed out during finals week. The final exam will count for 1/3 of your grade.

Lecture notes (in PDF format):

Chapters 1 - 3

Problem sets (in PDF format):

Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2

Problem Set 3

Problem Set 4

Updated 2011 Jan 3