May 19, 2021  
Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTR 301 - Astrophysics I: Stars and Planets

Next Offered: Spring 2019

Semester Offered: Second Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4NS, QFR

Astrophysics is physical analysis applied to astronomical problems. We will develop some of the basic tools of astrophysics in this course. Radiation theory including thermal and non-thermal radiation will be studied as well as the transfer of radiation through typical astrophysical media. Other topics will include star formation, degenerate matter, atomic physics in an interstellar setting, and the detection of electromagnetic radiation over a broad range of wavelength regimes.

Enrollment Limit: 20
Instructor: D. Stinebring

Prerequisites & Notes: PHYS 212.

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