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University of Utah    
  Dec 14, 2017
2014-2015 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 3060 - Intro to Astrophysics

3 Credit(s)

Cross-listed: ASTR 3060  
Enrollment Requirement: PHYS 2500  / ASTR 2500  
Components: Lecture

An introductory course in astrophysics including observational astronomy (celestial coordinates, astronomical instruments, stellar magnitudes and spectra) and stellar astrophysics (radiation and energy transport, stellar evolution, star formation). Discusses novae and supernovae, white dwarves, neutron stars, and black holes. The course will introduce concepts of statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, special relativity and general relativity as needed to help explore the course topics.

Click here for the Spring 2018 Class Schedule

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