PHYS1117 Spring 2021

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PHYS1117 Spring 2021
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Course Code
Semester / Year
Spring 2021
Course Description

Astronomical history is presented including an introduction to the mechanics and optics of Galileo and Newton. Radiation laws and astronomical tools including the telescope are considered. The solar system is presented in detail as is a history of human space travel.

Stellar astrophysics is considered including star formation, planetary systems formation; and star
properties, groupings and evolution. Galaxy properties and evolution are discussed. Following an introduction to relativity, aspects of quantum mechanics and cosmology are introduced. The search for and consequences of extraterrestrial life are considered. Laboratory experiments supplement and illustrate lecture material.


This course was created by: Viviana Acquaviva

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