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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTR 302 - Astrophysics II: Galaxies and Cosmology

Next Offered: Spring 2020

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

This course will explore basic astrophysical topics beyond the local stellar neighborhood. We will consider the ‘ecology’ of the Milky Way galaxy and use it to understand galaxies in isolation and in clusters. Cosmological topics will include the dynamics of an expanding universe including an acceleration term. Results from anisotropy studies of the cosmic background radiation will be studied in some detail. Evidence for dark matter and dark energy will be thoroughly reviewed.

Enrollment Limit: 20
Instructor: Staff

Prerequisites & Notes: Prerequisite: PHYS 212

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