AST 211 Instroduction to Astrophysics(Short)

This majors-level course is an introduction to the theory, principles, and application of modern astrophysics.  Topics include the internal structure of the Sun and stars, orbital dynamics, theories of special and general relativity, and properties of stars and their evolution.  The laboratory section is focused on the application of these topics to real-world examples and may include analysis of data from space telescopes, computational physics, and mathematical modeling of astronomical phenomena.  Prerequisite:  PHY 212. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.  Instructional Support Fee applies.  Competency met:  Scientific Reasoning and Discovery (3.0)  4 credits  Fall, Spring

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