Fall 2018

Introductory Astrophysics

Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-228

Formerly listed as: ASTR-28  |  ASTR-29


Kate Follette (Section 01)


This course provides a quantitative introduction to the physical principles that govern the universe. The laws of gravity, thermal physics, atomic physics, and radiation will be applied to develop understanding of a variety of astrophysical phenomena. These include: the formation of stars and planets, the life cycle of stars, and the nature of the interstellar medium. This course is intended for students majoring in astronomy and serves as a gateway to the more complex topics covered in upper division astronomy classes. However, non-majors who are interested in a robust treatment of introductory astrophysics are welcome to participate in the course, and we will review the relevant physics and mathematics as we apply them to astrophysical problems

Requisite: MATH 121 and PHYS 124 or 117, concurrent enrollment acceptable. Fall semester. Professor Follette.

ASTR 228 - L/D

Section 01
M 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM SCCE A126
W 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM SCCE A126
F 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM SCCE A126

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Astrophysics in a Nutshell 2e Princeton University Press Dan Maoz Comment: TBD


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, Fall 2024