Time Series Analysis in Astronomy (PAP312: 5pts)
Main idea of the course
The period analysis method
Discrete Chi-square Method (DCM)
was formulated in
Print this Paper I.
You will need it during lectures.
Download these four files of Paper I
to the same directory in your computer. In this course,
we apply DCM to simulated data. DCM is also compared to other time series
analysis methods, like the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT).
of lectures notes are updated below.
The exercises of this course are constantly updated below.
Model programs and data files
Here are the links to the
following model programs and data files
Grading of course
There are no exams.
The students will perform assignments.
The number of assignments completed by the student
determines the grade received of this course.
There will be N=10-12 exercises. The evaluation criteria of each Exercise
- 0/2 (Exercise not done at all, or it makes no sense)
- 1/2 (Exercise is a good try)
- 2/2 (Exercise is correct, or nearly correct)
The maximum points are NMAX = 2 x N pts.
The grade limits are
- 0/5 = <45% of NMAX
- 1/5 = 45-55% of NMAX
- 2/5 = 55-65% of NMAX
- 3/5 = 65-75% of NMAX
- 4/5 = 75-85% of NMAX
- 5/5 = <85% of NMAX