Department of Astronomy and Space Science

ASTR 472

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Course No.

Course Title

No. of Units

Pre-requisites

Th.

Pr.

Credit

 

Astr 472

Solar Physics

1

3

2

Astr 371,352

 

Objectives of the course :

      The aim of this course is to study the physics of the Sun and its atmosphere .

Course Description:

      This course contains the following subjects : Determination of the solar constant. Solar spectra. Solar formation (interior - atmosphere). The photosphere. Solar atmosphere motion. Solar magnetic field. Sunspots. Solar cycles. Flares. Prominences. Corona and chromo sphere. Corpuscular radiation and its effects on the geomagnetic field. Solar radio emission .

Main text and subsidiary books:

-          The Sun from space, Lang, 2000, Springer .

-          The Solar Atmosphere:  Durrant 1988 .

-          Physics of Solar Flare:   Hanssen and Emslei 1990 .

The Sun: A lab. for Astrophysics: Brown and Schmelz 1992 .
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