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Purdue University Northwest    
 
    
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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ASTR 36400 - Stars And Galaxies


Prerequisite(s): MA 16400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D OR PHYS 15200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D OR PHYS 22000 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D

Credit Hours: 3.00. This course is intended for students in Science or Engineering. This is the second of a two-semester introductory sequence on astronomy and astrophysics, although it is designed to be a standalone course. It is intended mainly for Science and Engineering majors who are comfortable with calculus-based contents. The course provides an overview on the formation and evolution of stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies. Selected topics that are covered in more detail include stellar structure and atmosphere, properties of black holes, neutron stars, and white dwarfs, galactic dynamics, and dark matter in galaxies and clusters of galaxies. Typically offered Spring.



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