Lund Observatory

department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Dynamical Astronomy (ASTM13)

Period Fall 1 Fall 2 Spring 1 Spring 2

Documents and resources for the course

This page contains links to various documents, programs and data sets used in the course.

Mathlab/Python are the main programs used for calculations:

The Matlab/Python lecture notes are here:

P0 - Preparatory exercises. These exercises are intended as an introduction to Matlab. The results are discussed in class but no report should be handed in. You need two data files for these exercises:

Project descriptions

In order to pass the course, you have to pass the home exam (details to be announced later) and hand in acceptable reports for P1, P2 and either P3 or P4. This is how the grading is done:

  • Each of the problems (P1-P4) as well as the exam (E) is graded on a scale from 0 to 100%. The mean grade is calculated as
    M  = 
    (P1 + P2 + Pn) + 
    where  Pn = P3 or P4
  • You have failed if any of P1, P2, P3 or P4, or E is <50 (but see below how you can still pass). Otherwise, you get a "Pass" (Godkänd) if M<75 or a "Pass with Distinction" (Väl godkänd) if M is at least 75.
  • As long as you have failed, you are entitled to hand in improved versions of the failed reports, or re-do a failed home exam once.
  • If you are close to receiving a "Pass with Distinction", you may also be allowed to improve the reports.

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