Mathematics for Astronomy

Module Code: AA1062

Module Tutor: TBC

Next Run Date: Sep 2024

Module Credits: 20

This module aims to provide astronomy students with a quantitative understanding of the mathematical concepts to provide a foundation for Level 5 study in astronomy. It will help you develop skills and confidence in some areas of mathematics covered in A level maths, and year 1 maths for physical sciences.

The module will include revision of basic concepts before moving on to more complex mathematical ideas, including calculus, statistics, probability ,and an introduction to fitting data. It will help develop students’ understanding of some statistical methods relevant to astronomy, enable students to solve elementary problems in maths and statistics, and apply the techniques to simple problems in astronomy.

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