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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ASTRO 4431 - Physics of Stars, Neutron Stars and Black Holes


(PBS-AS)      
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: mathematics above 2000 level, physics above 3000 level. Recommended prerequisite: PHYS 4443 .

I. Wasserman.

Major topics include: the structure and evolution of stars; solar neutrino astronomy; stellar seismology; the physics of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes; the physics of low mass stars and connection to planets. Basic ideas in atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear and particle physics, fluid mechanics and general relativity are introduced in a practical fashion that emphasizes concepts useful for understanding astrophysical phenomena.



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