Concepts in Modern Astronomy
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-3
Introduces some of the great ideas and concepts in modern astronomy, as well as the basic physical principles required to understand these concepts. Topics include: properties of the solar system, extrasolar planets, galaxies, expanding universe, big bang, origin of the elements, dark matter, dark energy, black holes, neutron stars.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 150, 200A.
Pre- or corequisites: One of PHYS 112, 120, or 122; MATH 100; or permission of the department.
Undergraduate course in Astronomy offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.