Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9101015292018Practical SeismologyElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The course aims to introduce the place stellar pulsation in astrophysic and to practice about the light variations in this pulsation stars.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç.Dr. Esin Sipahi
Learning Outcomes
1The student has knowledge of the physical mechanisms underlying the light changes in pulsating stars.
2It is inferred about the factors that make the differences in the light changes seen in such stars.
3The location of the different kind pulsating variables in the HR diagram is defined.
4The student perceive the importance of pulsating variables in astrophysics.
5It is also foreseen for the stars that show different kinds of light change.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
A brief introduction to the types of the pulsating variables and their locations in the HR diagram. The significant features observed in the photometric light changes of the pulsating stars. Cepheid pulsating variables, Mira variables, semi-regular and irregular variables, δ Scuti variables,  Dor variables, SX Phoenicis variables, β Cephei variables, the pulsating stars in binaries. The determination of the P-L relation from the pulsating variables used as distance marker.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0The location and the light variations of the pulsating variables in HR Diagram
1Examination of RR Lyr variables
2Examination of Cepheid variables
3Examination of Cepheid variables
4Examination of Mira, semi-regular, irregular variables
5Examination of Mira, semi-regular, irregular variables
6Examination of delta Scuti and gama Dor variables
7MIDTERM EXAM
8Examination of β Cephei variables
9Examination of β Cephei variables
10Pulsating stars in binaries
11Pulsating stars in binaries
12Calibration of P-L relation
13Calibration of P-L relation
14FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Marcio Catelan, Horace A. Smith (2015), Pulsating Stars, Wiley-VCH press. 2. The lecture notes and the presentations prepared for this course.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination150
Homework150
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14342
Seminar24896
Individual Study for Homework Problems23060
Individual Study for Mid term Examination14848
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)252
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1531   4    
LO2      3333 
LO3   434 5   
LO4      23345
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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