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Cornell University    
  Jan 17, 2018
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ASTRO 3332 - [Elements of Astrophysics]

Spring. Next offered 2017-2018. 4 credits.

Prerequisite: MATH 1120 , MATH 1220 , MATH 1920 , or equivalent; PHYS 2213  or PHYS 2217 .


Introduction to astronomy, with emphasis on the application of physics to the study of the universe. Covers: physical laws of radiation; distance, size, mass, and age of stars, galaxies, and the universe; stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis; supernovae and black holes; galaxies and quasars. Introduction to cosmology. Mainly intended for students of science, engineering, and science education interested in astronomy and astrophysics.

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