ASTRO 533 - The Structure and Content of Galaxies
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Astronomy (ASTRO)
Department: LSA Astronomy
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
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:

This course provides a detailed introduction to the stellar content gaseous content, and kinematics and dynamics of the Milky Way and of other external galaxies. The course offers an introduction on the basic properties and demographics of normal galaxies in the local Universe, including systems within the Local Group and Local Supercluster. The taxonomy and fundamental physical properties of Active Galactic Nuclei are also presented. The course also provides a rigorous introduction to galactic dynamics, including basic properties of the collisionless Boltzmann equation, relaxation processes, orbits in a galactic potential, the Virial theorem, epicyclic orbits, and realistic stellar distribution functions. The course also explores fundamental issues regarding galaxy-scale dynamical instabilities and resonances.

ASTRO 533 - The Structure and Content of Galaxies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
31281
Open
9
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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