ASTR 253 - Introduction to Galactic Astrophysics, And Cosmology
Credits: 3 Credit Configuration: 3+0, 3 Cr.
A study of modern galactic astrophysics, cosmology, and the physical principles involved in both. Topics to be studied include the Milky Way galaxy, the nature of galaxies, active galaxies, the structure of the universe, and cosmology. Quantitative problems illustrating the nature of modern astronomy will be assigned. Normally offered in the fall of even numbered years.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):MATH 126 or MATH 131, and PHYS 243. General Education: This course along with ASTR 101L or ASTR 221 may be used in partial fulfillment of the Natural Sciences component of the General Education Requirements.