Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

ASTR 4432: Introduction to Astrophysics & Space Sciences II

InstructorsJames P. Lloyd  Dong Lai
Credit Hours4
Prerequisites

Astronomy 4431 or permission of the instructor

Typically OfferedSpring

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 A4431 material is useful but not required.  The course will include topics not covered in A4431, such as formation of stars and planets, dynamics of galaxies and clusters, dark matter, 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.