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Intermediate Astrophysics

Instructor
Thompson

Astrophysical techniques are considered using the techniques of classical mechanics, electromagnetic theory, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics.  Topics include: stellar and planetary motions, electromagnetic radiation, radiative transfer, stellar structure and formation, galaxies, gravitational waves, and cosmology.


Prerequisites:

Two or more of Physics 330, 350, 360, and 400, or permission of the instructor. (Spring)