PHYS U7580X Astrophysics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHY 757.
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45 hours plus conference; 4 credits
Interstellar medium. Gaseous nebulae and dust clouds. Stellar atmosphere and stellar interiors. Stellar spectra, energy transfer, opacity. Nuclear reactions and matter under extreme conditions. Stellar evolution; synthesis of chemical elements; neutrino processes; radio astronomy.
Prerequisite: an introductory course in modern physics.