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Introduction to Astrophysics (ASTR 230)

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Physical Sciences
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • This course has a lecture with 3 hours.

Concepts of physics will be reexamined in more detail to show how they apply to various areas of astronomy. Appropriate mathematics is used to describe the celestial phenomena observed. Topics include celestial mechanics, electromagnetic spectra, distance determination, binary system, stellar structure, and variable stars. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding. Pre-Requisites:ASTR 120 or 130; and MATH 120. Typically Offered Summer Only


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