ASTRO 403 - Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 216 and prior or current enrollment in PHYSICS 340 (or 260) and 390.
Other Course Info:
F.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The interstellar medium (the gas between stars) comprises a wide variety of material that interacts closely, and often violently, with individual stars and the host galaxy. The underlying atomic and molecular physics is developed; we examine how gas is ionized by hot stars and supernova remnants; we analyze the content of the cold pervasive atomic and molecular gas in the galaxy, how it often lies in spiral arms, and why giant molecular clouds are the most active sites of star formation. Recent discoveries are highlighted.

ASTRO 403 - Astrophysics of the Interstellar Medium
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
45189
Open
15
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 075030460X
The physics of the interstellar medium, Author: J.E. Dyson (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds); D.A. Williams (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College, London), Publisher: The Institute of Physics 2nd ed. 1997
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