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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

ASTR 36400 - Stars And Galaxies

This course is intended for students in Science or Engineering.  This is the second of a two-semester introductory sequence on astronomy and astrophysics, although it is designed to be a standalone course.  It is intended mainly for Science and Engineering majors who are comfortable with calculus-based contents.  The course provides an overview on the formation and evolution of stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies.  Selected topics that are covered in more detail include stellar structure and atmosphere, properties of black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs, galactic dynamics, and dark matter in galaxies and clusters of galaxies. 

Preparation for Course
P: PHYS 15200 or 21800 or 22000.

Cr. 3.
Session Indicators
Typically offered Spring
Not available to students with credit in ASTR 26400.