2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog
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ASTR 211 - Planetary and Stellar Astronomy

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SP, alternate years. This course is an introduction to modern astronomy and astrophysics for students with some science and mathematics preparation. The first portion of the course includes a study of the planets and other objects in the solar system, including their physical processes and development and the formation of the solar system as a whole. The second portion of the course emphasizes the physical structure of stars, their origin and development, and their end results (white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes). Students may take both ASTR 211 and ASTR 212, but one is not a prerequisite for the other. Laboratory (lab fee: $25). Prerequisites: one course in college calculus (such as MATH 132 , MATH 170 , or MATH 171 ) and one course in high school or college physics, or permission of the instructor. Lab fee: $25



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