Institute of Astronomy


CATAM Questions for 2019-2020 Part III/MAST intake

The submission deadline is 5pm Wednesday 18th September 2019 and the email address for your submission is

See also, the Maths CATAM website;

Note the manual on the CATAM website may be for the new Academic year (2019-2020).  You need the Part II CATAM 2018-2019 manual (see attachments at the bottom of this page for this manual) for incoming Part III/MAST Astrophysics students.

You might also find it useful to read the example Part IB CATAM solution available at:

See below the 2018-2019 CATAM manual and data required.

Questions for incoming 2019-2020 Part III/MAST Astrophysics students are:

14 General Relativity

14.1 Particle or Photon Orbits near a Black Hole

14.7 Gravitational Radiation from Point Masses in a Keplerian Orbit 

23 Astrophysics

23.1 Generating a Consistent Self-Gravitating System

23.4 Stellar Structure


Questions for incoming 2018-2019 Part III/MAST Astrophysics students are

14 General Relativity

14.5  Cosmological Distances
14.6  Isolating Integrals for Geodesic Motion

See attachment below for data for question 14.5  Cosmological Distances is below: II_14.5_2017.txt

23 Astrophysics

23.5  Ionization of the Interstellar Gas near a Star
23.6  Accretion Discs


II-14-5-2017-quasar.txt1.68 KB
PartII_CATAM_manual_2018_2019.pdf6.5 MB
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