Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-335
Formerly listed as: ASTR-35
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Michael D. Stage (Section 01)
The same basic laws describe stars and planets. We will learn about equations of state as well as radiative and convective heat transport in order to understand the steady-state structure of stellar and planetary interiors and atmospheres. We will then see how waves propagate through these bodies, producing stellar pulsations, earthquakes, and weather.
Requisite: MATH 121 and PHYS 124 or 117. Fall semester. Visiting Professor Stage.