Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Science
Lecture Code HX334600 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 物理学特別講義(星間物理学)
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Special Lectures in Physics(Intestellar Physics)
オナカ タカシ,カワバタ コウジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
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Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture, Projector
Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 05 : Astronomy
Eligible Students M2, M1, B4
Keywords Infrared observations, interstellar dust, interstellar gas 
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Class Objectives
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  Learn basic theory and latest observations of interstellar gas and dust mainly based on infrared observations. Discuss the evolution of interstellar matter of Galactic and extragalaxies 
Class Schedule One or two lectures will be spent for each of the followings subjects.
1. Overview of interstellar matter
2. Absorption and scattering by small particles
3. Observations of interstellar gas
4. Observations of interstellar dust I: Optical and ultraviolet
5. Observations of interstellar dust II: Infrared and X-ray
6. Infrared radiation from galaxies and evolution of interstellar matter
Draine, B. T. 2011, Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium, Princeton University Press: ISBN: 978-0-691-12214-4
Tielens, A. G. G. M., 2005, The Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium, Cambridge University Press: ISBN: 0521826349
Kwok, S., 2007, Physics and Chemistry of the Interstellar Medium, University Science Books
Bohren, C. F. and Huffman, D. R., 1983, Absorption and scattering of light by small particles, Wiley
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(More Details) Mainly, projector (slides) will be used. The copy of the slides will be given to students. 
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Review of lecture materials would be desirable 
Grading Method Overall attitudes (50%) and report (50%) 
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Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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