The fundamentals of astrophysics are applied to the galaxy and objects therein. Topics include the interstellar medium, stellar populations, galactic structure, formation, and evolution.
Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Students will explore mathematical and physical models of the structure and evolution of the galaxy and objects therein. Paper assignments will help students develop technical writing skills.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (ASTR155 AND ASTR211)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Binney & Merrifield, GALACTIC ASTRONOMY
Spitzer, PHYSICAL PROCESSES IN THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIUM
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly or bi-weekly problem sets, as well as a research project will be assigned. There will be in-class exams and a final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
ASTR221 is for undergraduates only. ASTR521 is for graduate students only.
|Instructor(s): Redfield,Seth Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: VVO110; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 45||SR major: 10||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 29||GRAD: 10||SR non-major: 8||JR non-major: 7||SO: 0||FR: 0|