Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-228
Formerly listed as: ASTR-28 | ASTR-29
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 116 or 123, or permission of instructor . Fall semester. Professors Follette and Loinaz.
For Fall 2020: This course will be taught in a hybrid model using both asynchronous and synchronous lectures and group work. The course will meet in-person as health and safety considerations permit.