Variable stars (PAP313: 5pts)
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 real variable star data from
Print Paper II.
You will need it during lectures.
Lecture notes, Exercises, Program files and Data files
Current versions
The lecture 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
are
- 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