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ASTR 302 - Astrophysics II: Galaxies and Cosmology

FC NSMA QFR
4 credits
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.

Prerequisites: PHYS 212.



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