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AST301 Astronomy

Introduction for science majors. Spherical trigonometry, planetary motions, solar system, formation of stars, H-R diagram, binaries, brightness scale, distance ladder, Doppler effect, stellar masses, parallax, proper motion, radial motion, mass-luminosity, black-body radiation, spectroscopy, telescopes, dense stars, black holes, galaxies, relativity and cosmology.

Credits

  • 4

Attributes

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions

  • Must be enrolled in the following level: Undergraduate
  • May not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman

Prerequisites

  • (PHY202 Minimum Grade of D- or 75202)

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