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Viewing: ASTR 2121 : Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

Last approved: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:06:44 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:45 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Physics (PHYS)
Introduction to Modern Astrophysics
Intro to Modern Astrophysics
Fall 2016
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PHYS 1012 or PHYS 1022

A.J. van der Horst
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Introduction to the concepts and methods of modern astrophysics. Physical processes behind the origin, structure and evolution of stars and galaxies, based on physical principles and modern astronomical observations. Topics include the energy source of the Sun, the stellar life cycle, galaxies, and the structure and fate of the Universe.
Content Objectives
1. Become familiar with a wide range of complex astronomical phenomena;
2. Become familiar with various methods and techniques used to answer astrophysical questions.

Skills Objectives
1. Develop analytical, scientific and critical thinking skills;
2. Practice writing skills for research papers.
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This course is being created for the proposed astrophysics major and minor; the aim is to teach this course in the spring of 2017.
echacko (Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:56:02 GMT): Rollback: This course looks very similar to the proposed sophomore course on Astrophysics. Can you make the learning objectives more specific? Also, the statement on accommodation of religious holidays is missing in the syllabus.
briscoe (Mon, 21 Mar 2016 19:06:06 GMT): Rollback: see comments
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