Next course offerings [alternating years]:
(PHYS 2051/2/3 sequence)
*Sep: BIO-ASTRONOMY OF SOLAR SYSTEMS, PHYS2051
*Jan: STELLAR PHYSICS, PHYS2052
*Mar: GALAXIES AND COSMOLOGY, PHYS2053
A calculus-based survey of the important modern paradigms in astronomy,
including planetary system, stars, galaxies and cosmology. Provides the
student with an introduction to quantitative explanations for astrophysical
phenomena based on physical principles. 3 credit hours per quarter,
counts toward Physics or Astronomy Minor**
Pre-/co-requisites: PHYS 1120 (Gen.Phys.) or PHYS 1210 (Univ.Phys.)
Recommended books [check syllabus for course adoption specifics]:
Life in the Universe by Bennett et al. [Addison-Wesley]
Intro to Astrobiology by Gilmore & Sephton [Cambridge]
Intro Modern Astrophysics by Carroll & Ostlie [Addison-Wesley]
Intro Astronomy & Astrophysics by Zeilik [Saunders]
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Here's an interesting HST image of ProPlyDs in M42 -- what does it mean? Find out in this course!