# Fisica | GENERAL ASTRONOMY

## Fisica GENERAL ASTRONOMY

 0512600026 DIPARTIMENTO DI FISICA "E.R. CAIANIELLO" EQF6 PHYSICS 2017/2018

 YEAR OF COURSE 3 YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2010 SECONDO SEMESTRE
SSD CFU HOURS ACTIVITY TYPE OF ACTIVITY FIS/02 6 48 LESSONS OPTIONAL SUBJECTS
 VALERIO BOZZA T
Objectives
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
TO PROVIDE A DETAILED UNDERSTANDING OF THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF ASTROMETRY, PHOTOMETRY AND CELESTIAL MECHANICS.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
TO PROVIDE THE ABILITY OF APPLYING THE THEORY TO ANY PHYSICAL SITUATIONS.
Prerequisites
KNOWLEDGE IS REQUIRED OF THE CONTENTS OF THE GENERAL PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS COURSES OF THE FIRST AND SECOND YEAR OF THE LAUREA DEGREE IN PHYSICS.
Contents
GEOMETRY OF THE SPHERE – ASTRONOMICAL REFERENCE FRAMES – TRANSFORMATIONS OF ASTRONOMICAL COORDINATES – ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION – STELLAR ABERRATION – PARALLAX – PHOTOMETRY: STELLAR MAGNITUDE AND COLOR – EXTINCTION AND REDDENING – MEASURE OF DISTANCES IN ASTRONOMY – STARS: CLASSIFICATION AND HERTZSPRUNG RUSSEL DIAGRAM – CELESTIAL MECHANICS: TWO BODIES PROBLEM – DETERMINATION OF EPHEMERIDES AND OF ORBITAL PARAMETERS – CELESTIAL MECHANICS: THREE BODIES PROBLEM, THE LAGRANGE TRIANGULAR SOLUTION AND THE EULERO COLLINEAR SOLUTION – RESTRICTED PROBLEM OF THREE BODIES – STABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE LAGRANGEAN POINTS
Teaching Methods
LECTURES AND PRACTICAL CLASS
Verification of learning
THE ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT KNOWLEDGE LEVEL OCCURS THROUGH TWO EXAM TESTS WITH DIFFERENT WEIGHT:
A) PROJECT WORKS: 40%
B) FINAL WRITTEN EXAM: 60%
Texts
- ACKER: "ASTRONOMIE & ASTROPHYSIQUE: INTRODUCTION", DUNOD
- BIRNEY, GONZALEZ, OESPER: "OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY", CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- ROY & CLARKE: "ASTRONOMY, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE", IOP PUBLISHING
- BAKULIN: "ASTRONOMIA GENERALE", EDITORI RIUNITI
- ROSINO: "LEZIONI DI ASTRONOMIA", CEDAM EDITORE
- LECTURE NOTES

THE READINGS FROM THE TEXTBOOK ARE INTENDED TO REINFORCE THE LECTURE MATERIAL. THE TEXTBOOKS PROVIDE FURTHER EXPLANATION OF THE MATERIAL AND SO READING WILL BE NECESSARY FOR A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF ALL THE CONCEPTS. THE PROPOSED EXERCISES AND THE RELEVANT ONES IN THE TEXTBOOKS MUST BE FACED AND SOLVED, IN ORDER TO REACH A GOOD LEVEL OF PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE CONCEPTS.