Fall 2017

Introductory Astrophysics

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-228

Formerly listed as: ASTR-28  |  ASTR-29


Michael D. Stage (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.  Fall semester.  Visiting Professor Stage.


Quantitative Reasoning


2021-22: Offered in Fall 2021
Other years: Offered in Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021