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. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PCS 110 or PCS 130 or (PCS 125 and PCS 211) Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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