Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-228
Formerly listed as: ASTR-28 | ASTR-29
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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.