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Winter Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Astronomy


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in Astronomy
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for ASTRO

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Astronomy.


ASTRO 404. Galaxies and the Universe.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rachel Somerville (rachel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Math. 216, and prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 340. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.astro.lsa.umich.edu/~rachel/astro404.html

This course focuses on the content of the universe on size scales larger than individual stars. We will study the mechanics of stellar orbits and the structure of galaxies, the evidence for dark matter in our galaxy and others, the interstellar gas in galaxies, the morphology of galaxies, and evolution of stellar populations.

On scales larger than individual galaxies, we will study the structure and dynamics of clusters of galaxies and larger scale structure. On even larger scales, we will look at the evolution of the universe as a whole, the cosmic microwave background radiation and inferences from its smoothness, and the formation of galaxies and structure on larger scales. This class is designed for science concentrators interested in a fairly serious introduction to the subject, and for upper-level Astronomy concentrators.

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ASTRO 531. Stellar Astrophysics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course deals with the internal structure and evolution of stars and with stellar atmospheres, the interpretation of stellar spectra. The first part surveys observations and theory relevant to stellar interiors, then follows the physics of stellar models equations of state, energy transport, energy production; model computations; and stellar evolution from the main sequence to final states. The second part of the course treats the basic hydrostatic equation in optical depth, stellar hydrodynamics, opacity and the continuum, the physics of absorption-line profiles, model atmosphere computations, and the construction of spectral syntheses to obtain abundance of the chemical elements in stars.

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ASTRO 532. The High Engery Universe.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided

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ASTRO 690. Theoretical Astrophysics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided

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ASTRO 691. Observational Astrophysics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-4).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided

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ASTRO 699. Special Problems.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-8).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided

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ASTRO 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate Standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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ASTRO 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate Standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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