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PHYS 320

Astrophysics I

In astrophysics the concepts of classical and modern physics are applied to the study of astronomy, providing a physical basis for understanding the components and structure of our universe. The focus of Astrophysics I is stars. Topics to be covered include: spectroscopy, stellar classification, stellar properties, binary stars, stellar structure, stellar evolution, and the end states of stars (white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes). Prerequisite: PHYS 130

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
PHYS 130 1 course

Fall Semester information

Mary Kertzman

320A: Astrophysics I