Subject: Astronomy
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Physics and Engin Physics

Description

An examination of spiral, elliptical, peculiar and radio galaxies, dark matter, Hubble's law of universal expansion, galactic collisions and cannibalism, quasars and supermassive black holes. The course also investigates Big Bang nucleosynthesis, the age, expansion and future of the universe, space curvature, rival cosmographical theories and the dark sky paradox.

Prerequisite(s): ASTR 113, ASTR 213, or ASTR 214; and PHYS 252; and MATH 224 or MATH 226 or MATH 238.

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