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MT5810 Advanced Solar Theory

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable:12.00 noon Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu

The object of this module is to describe the magnetohydrodynamic processes at work in the Sun, using modern techniques of applied mathematics, and to discuss the latest theories in relation to aspects of current research within the School.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


At least three from MT5802, MT5806, MT5809, MT5810, MT5852 and MT5990 compulsory for MMath Applied Mathematics. At least 60 credits from MT5751 - MT5753, MT5757, MT5758, MT5802, MT5806, MT5809, MT5810, MT 5821, MT5823 - MT5830, MT5836, MT5852 and MT5990 compulsory for MMath Mathematics.

Optional for all other undergraduate programmes in the School.

UG Pre-requisite(s):MT4510


Optional for all Postgraduate Programmes within the School of Mathematics & Statistics.

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: 165

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 100%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 0%
UG As used by St Andrews:2.5-hour Written Examination = 100%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Postgraduate Assessment :2.5-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Prof C E Parnell
Module teaching staff:Prof C E Parnell