Spring 2016

Astrophysics I: Stars and Galaxies

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-228

Formerly listed as: ASTR-28  |  ASTR-29

Faculty

Jason E. Young (Section 01)

Description

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 TBA.

Keywords

Quantitative Reasoning

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2015, Spring 2016