Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2019Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HX333100 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 物理科学特別講義(恒星進化と超新星の天体物理学)
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Special Lectures in Physical Science(Astrophysics of stellar evolution and supernovae)
カワバタ コウジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
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Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Projector
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 25 : Astronomy
Eligible Students M2, M1, B4
Keywords Stellar evolution, Supernova, Supernova remnant, Multi-wavelength observation 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
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Class Objectives
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Learn the fundamental processes in theoretical astrophysics through stellar evolution, dynamics of explosive objects, nucleosynthesis and radiative transfer astrophysics as the theme of supernovae. Understand the procedure and methodology for exploring  them by ground-based and/or space telescopes. Review the current frontiers in supernovae studies and examine the unclear issues and how we should explore them. 
Class Schedule Stellar structure and nucleosynthesis
Stellar evolution
Physical mechanism of supernova explosion
Radiation from supernova explosion
Understandings from observations of supernovae
Current studies of transient objects
I do not indicate a text book. Followings are reference books.
Frank Shu "The Physical Universe"(University Science Book)for stellar evolution
David Branch・J. Craig Wheeler "Supernova Explosions"(Springer) for spernovae
Followings are written in Japanese:
野本憲一編 "シリーズ現代の天文学 恒星" (日本評論社) [恒星進化]
坂上志郎・池内了 "新物理学シリーズ 宇宙流体力学" [爆発天体の流体力学]
野本憲一編 "元素はいかにつくられたか"(岩波書店)[超新星と元素合成] 
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Blackboard, Projector 
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Preparation and
Pre-study: It is desirable to understand the basics in hydrodynamics and radiative transfer (see above reference books).
Post-study: Derive the equations by yourself and calculate the typical values mentioned in the lecture. Also, self exercises for applications based on the physical processes and methodology given in the lecture. 
Grading Method Overall attitudes in the lecture, e.g., attendance and oral questions. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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