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PX420 - Solar Magnetohydrodynamics

  • Module code: PX420
  • Module name: Solar Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Department: Physics
  • Credit: 7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To review the basic physics underlying the structure and the dynamics of the sun, to provide a background in the description of physical processes in the Sun in terms of magnetohydrodynamics and to show the results of recent observations.

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of this module you should: Know the structure of the Sun and the main features and phenomena observed on the solar surface and in the solar atmosphere; Understand the basic physical processes at work in the sun; Be able to describe the basic dynamic processes operating in the Sun, in terms of MHD.

Timetabled teaching activities

15 Lectures

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/module_home/px420

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
7.5 CATS (Module code: PX420-7.5)
B (Examination only) 1.5 hr exam (Summer) Solar Magnetohydrodynamics 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4