Spring 2015

Astrophysics I: Stars and Galaxies

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-228

Formerly listed as: ASTR-28  |  ASTR-29


Daryl Haggard (Section 01)


A calculus-based introduction to the properties, structure, formation and evolution of stars and galaxies. The laws of gravity, thermal physics, and atomic physics provide a basis for understanding observed properties of stars, interstellar gas and dust. We apply these concepts to develop an understanding of stellar atmospheres, interiors, and evolution, the interstellar medium, and the Milky Way and other galaxies.

 Requisite: MATH 121 and PHYS 124 (or 117), concurrent enrollment acceptable. Spring semester. Professor Haggard.


Quantitative Reasoning


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023