Time Series Analysis in Astronomy (PAP312: 5pts )
Autumn 2021 lectures and exercises
are held in
the Zoom-link specified below.
Main idea of the course
The period analysis method
Discrete Chi-square Method (DCM) is formulated in
Print Paper I.
You will need it during lectures.
Download these four files of Paper I
to the same directory in your computer.
We apply DCM to simulated data. DCM is also compared to other time series
analysis methods, like the Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT).
Lecture notes, Exercises, Program files and Data files
These notes contain Exercises.
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