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INSTITUTET FÖR RYMDFYSIK UPPSALA
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Swedish Institute of Space Physics (59o50.272'N, 17o38.786'E)
Rymdfysik I
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aurora

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soyuz Uppsala University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Division of Astronomy and Space Physics




Welcome to the web page of the course

Space Physics (5 c)
Rymdfysik (1FA255, 5 hp)

News
  • Next course start: Monday, August 29, 2016, in lecture room 1167 at the Ångström laboratory.
  • Schedule
  • For information on the ongoing course, please see the course page at the Uppsala University student portal.

Page contents



General information


Space Physics is offered as a 5-credit (hp) master course in physics at Uppsala University.

More information is available on the course page on the Student Portal.

Unless all students speak Swedish, the course is usually taught in English.

This page is a source of auxilliary course information. Schedule changes etcetera are now advertised on the Student Portal.

Literature

The course book is Introduction to the space environment by Thomas F. Tascione, which you actually can live without by attending the lectures, and the compendium Lecture Notes on Space Physics from the Sun to the Aurora by Kjell Rönnmark, handed out at the lectures. There will also be problem sets and some other papers, some of which are available below.


Course material

The following papers have been, or will be, handed out:

  • Formula sheet (PDF, 49 kB)
  • Problem set, version 1.2 (PDF, 260 kB, 2004-01-18)
  • Complementary lecture notes (PDF, 131 kB)
  • The heliosphere in the kitchen sink -- a note on what shocks really are, pointing to the fact that you see examples of them daily
  • Excerpts from Rönnmark's compendium are available as hardcopies only. The following are chapters are included and will be handed out during the course:
    • Chapters 1-3
    • Chapter 5
    • Chapters 6 and 10
  • Old exams you can find below
Some useful material on the web:

Exams

Examination for Space Physics I is a written 5-hour exam. It is possible to get 30 points on the exam (see grade limits page). Note that the hand-in problems give up to 3 points extra, though only at the nominal exam date (ordinarie tentamen).

Previous exams (gamla tentor)

Exam date Problems Solutions
2015-10-23
PDF
2014-10-24
PDF
2013-10-23
PDF
2012-11-22
PDF
PDF
2011-10-25
PDF
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2010-10-18
PDF
PDF
2010-03-15
PDF
PDF
2009-03-18
PDF
PDF
2008-04-02
PDF
PDF
2007-06-11
PDF
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2007-03-09
PDF
PDF
2006-08-15
PDF
-
2006-06-12
PDF
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2006-03-10
PDF
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2005-06-13
PDF
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2005-03-11
PDF
PDF (handwritten) (note: error in 5b)
2004-08-17
PDF
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2004-06-11
PDF
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2004-03-12
PDF
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2003-04-24
PDF (19 kB)
PDF (480 kB)
2002-12-19
PDF (71 kB)
PDF (303 kB)
2002-08-14 PDF (53 kB) PDF (63 kB)(nicely tex-ed for problems 1, 2)
PDF (106 kB) (ugly handwritten scribbles for problems 3, 4, 5 -- if you hand in anything as ugly as this, you will certainly fail!)
2002-01-10 PDF (70 kB) PDF (75 kB)(to problems 3, 4, 5)
2001-12-20 PDF (156 kB) -
2001-11-21 
(sample exam)
PDF (120 kB) -


Old stuff

Some old material, not relevant to the current course, is stowed away here.


Contact information

Lecturer:
Anders.Eriksson@irfu.se, phone 018-471 5945, 0701-713029




http://www.space.irfu.se/course/rf1/index.html
last modified on Monday, 05-Sep-2016 19:41:02 CEST