Energy, Matter and the Universe

Module Code: AA1056

Module Tutor: Course team

Next Run Date: Sep 2023

Module Credits: 20

You will acquire a quantitative understanding of the physical and mathematical concepts underlying astrophysical processes and a foundation for study at Levels 5 and 6  in astronomy.

You will cover fundamental physical forces, equations of motion, elementary particles and the electromagnetic nature of light. Appropriate mathematics, such as vectors, trigonometry and calculus, are introduced as the topics require.

Recommended Text Book(s)

Students will be provided with individual electronic access to the textbook
Principles of physics, 10th edition, 2014 – David Halliday, Jearl Walker, Robert Resnick; Wiley, Hoboken, NJ; ISBN-13: 978-1118230749; ISBN-10: 1118230744
so purchase is not necessary. Access will only be granted to fully enrolled students.

Further examples can be found in Maths textbooks. Students will have free access to
Engineering Mathematics 6th edition,  2007, K.A. Stroud & Dexter Booth; Palgrave Publishers Ltd; ISBN-13: 978-1403942463; ISBN-10: 1403942463, £37.99.
via the LIS library. Thus purchase of this book is not necessary.

Please note that the print and online versions of the books may be different, so the numbering of the questions in the chapters may differ.