Astrophysical Gas Dynamics

ASTR4012 / ASTR8002

Who: Christoph Federrath

Where: Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Woolley Seminar Room and Online (Zoom: Meeting ID: 829 8802 6216; password on Wattle)

When: 2nd semester 2022, Tuesdays and Thursdays, lectorial+tutorial: 12:15-13:30, drop-in session: 13:30-14:00

Student representatives: Sarah Bradbury (ASTR4012) and Holly Robinson (ASTR8002)

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Course notes and resources

For this course you will need access to a computer (preferably with Unix-based shell) and python3. Please contact your IT department for help with software and access if necessary.


Please submit your assignment solutions by the assignment due date. Note that late submissions are possible, but will get a penalty of 5% of the credit per working day, up to a maximum of 5 working days, at which point you would not get credit for the assignment. Note that late submissions are not possible for assignment 4, because it is a 'take home examination'. Please find more detailed information on course assessment procedures and policies.

Note on collaboration and team work for solving assignments

Collaboration and team work is strongly encouraged, especially when you need help with solving an assignment. If you feel that you cannot solve an assignment completely on your own, please do reach out to your fellow students for help to improve your basic understanding, by discussing the assignment. You are also encouraged to ask and discuss during the drop-in/tutorial sessions. However, this should not lead to producing identical assignment solutions. Ultimately, you must work through, understand, and answer the assignment questions on your own, and not simply copy from other students' work. Please also note the information on ANU policies regarding academic integrity.

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