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PHY340 Introduction to Astrophysics

Introduction for science majors. 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, telescopy, telescopes, dense stars, black holes, glaxies, relativity and cosmology.

Credits

  • 3

Attributes

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions

  • May not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman

Prerequisites

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