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PCS 510

Fundamentals of Astrophysics

This course presents a mathematical and conceptual treatment of basic astronomical ideas, stressing observations and theoretical principles. Phenomena which currently enjoy mass appeal (black holes, extraterrestrial life, etc.) will be explored from the scientific point of view. Topics include: electromagnetic spectrum, cosmology, galaxies, star formation, stellar properties, star death, and exobiology.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1

Prerequisites

PCS 110 or PCS 130 or (PCS 125 and PCS 211)

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

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Physics