Introduction to Astrophysics
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-3
Provides the physical foundation and introduction of astronomical terminology that is used in subsequent courses. Topics include: astronomical coordinate systems, telescopes, stellar distances and magnitudes, binary stars, spectral classification, stellar evolution, variable stars, stellar motions, star clusters, interstellar medium, structure and rotation of the galaxy, external galaxies.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 250, 200B. 150 is recommended prior to 250.
Prerequisites: One of PHYS 112, 120 or 122; MATH 100 and 101; or permission of the department.
Undergraduate course in Astronomy offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science.