ASTRO 201 - Introduction to Astrophysics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/1
Advisory Prerequisites:
Calculus and physics at the high school or university level is strongly recommended.
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:

Discover the extraordinary nature of astronomy, e.g. stars, black holes, galaxies, dark matter, and the universe. This course uncovers the astrophysics behind the most important and common astronomical phenomena in our universe. A major topic is stars and their lives, which can end violently through supernova explosions, leaving behind black holes or neutron stars. This is followed by the study of the Milky Way and its content, other galaxies, and how unseen "dark" matter shapes the universe we see today. We conclude with the origin of the universe and the limitations of looking back in time.

ASTRO 201 - Introduction to Astrophysics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11102
Open
14
 
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MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 002-003 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 001.
002 (LAB)
P
11103
Open
4
 
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M 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 002-003 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 001.
003 (LAB)
P
11104
Open
10
 
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Tu 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISCUSSION 002-003 WILL BE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE 001.
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ISBN: 0521529271
Astronomy : a physical perspective, Author: Marc L. Kutner., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2nd ed. 2003
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