Courses of Study 2012-2013 
    
    Sep 30, 2020  
Courses of Study 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTRO 1101 - The Nature of the Universe


(PBS)
Fall. 3 credits.

Forbidden Overlap: Students may not receive credit for both ASTRO 1101 and ASTRO 1103 .
Limited to 30 students per discussion section.

Y. Terzian.

Introduces students to the physical laws of the cosmos and discusses the nature of time, the birth, evolution, and death of stars, the formation of the chemical elements, and the nature of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes are discussed. An introduction to the theories of special relativity and general relativity is given. The course covers the search for other worlds outside the solar system and the possible existence of life and intelligence elsewhere in the universe.



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