2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    
    Jun 25, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue

ASTR 414 - Astrophysics


A study of stellar atmospheres and interiors, this course develops a fundamental understanding of stars and their evolution from the application of several basic principles found in atomic physics, electricity and magnetism, Newtonian mechanics, and statistical mechanics. Topics include fusion processes, reaction rates, stellar structure, the formation of spectral lines, opacity and optical depth effects, and radiative processes in the interstellar medium.

Credits: 1.00
When Offered: Spring semester only, in alternate years

Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: PHYS 334  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None


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