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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Aug 23, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ASTRO 4432 - Interstellar Medium and Galaxy Evolution


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

Co-meets with ASTRO 6516 .

D. Chernoff, D. Riechers.

An overview of modern astrophysical concepts for physical science and engineering students similar in terms of level, style and prerequisites as ASTRO 4431 . A previous knowledge of the ASTRO 4431  material is useful but not required. The course will include topics not covered in ASTRO 4431 , such as formation of stars and planets, dynamics of galaxies and clusters, dark mattere, extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. Current research problems in these areas are introduced along the way. The emphasis is on using fundamental principles of physics to explain astronomical phenomena.



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