PHYS 3500 Astrophysics and Cosmology
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHY 38.
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3 hours; 3 credits
The nature of stars: physical properties, energy generation, and evolution. Structure, distribution, and evolution of galaxies. Cosmological models of the universe. Observational cosmology. The big bang, the early universe, and the age of the universe.
Prerequisite: Physics *2100  and Mathematics *1201 [3.3], or Physics *2150 [2.5].