FY3451 - Astrophysics 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 67/100 4 hours D
Home examination 33/100 7 days

Course content

The lectures provide an advanced discussion of fundamental topics in astrophysics. Students obtain a solid introduction in the evolution and the structure of stars, relevant nuclear processes and their final stages. Students obtain an overview of extragalactic astrophysics and high-energetic processes.

Learning outcome

Students can analyze and solve simple problems in the evolution and structure of stars, and in extragalactic astrophysics.

Students are able to develop and to apply abstract mathematical models to concrete problems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. Expected workload is 225 hours.

Further on evaluation

The final mark is based on two assessment parts, "delvurderinger": Final written exam (67%) and a mid-semester (home) exam (33%). In case of a repeat exam, the written exam can be changed to an oral one.

Course materials

M. Kachelriess, Lecture notes for FY3451

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Astrophysics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 67/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination 33/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 67/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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