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MT4510 Solar Theory

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:11.00 am Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

The object of this module is to describe the basic dynamic processes at work in the Sun, a subject which is being enlivened by dramatic new results from space missions.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for MMath Applied Mathematics. At least two from MT4003, MT4004, MT4509, MT4510 and MT4606 compulsory for MMath Mathematics.

Optional for all other programmes in the School.

UG Pre-requisite(s):(MT2506 and MT3504) or MT3601
UG Anti-requisite(s):MT4504, MT5804
UG Modules required for:MT5810

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 35
  • Guided independent study: 115

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 100%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 0%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 100%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Prof I De Moortel
Module teaching staff:Prof I De Moortel