Concepts in Modern Astronomy
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.
- Credit will be granted for only one of ASTR 150, ASTR 200A.
Pre- or Co-requisites:
- MATH 100 or MATH 109; and
- one of PHYS 110, PHYS 112, PHYS 120, PHYS 122; or
- permission of the department.