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Introduction to Astrophysics II

Spring 2019

This course provides a physics-based, mathematical introduction to the astronomy of stars, galaxies, and the Universe. Topics covered include: the observed properties of stars; stellar interiors; stellar spectra; binary stars; the Sun as a star; the life and death of stars; black holes; binary stars and X-ray sources; the interstellar medium; our Milky Way galaxy; other galaxies; clusters of galaxies; the large-scale structure of the Universe; active galaxies; the expanding universe; cosmology, the Big Bang, and the early Universe. It is intended primarily for Astronomy, Astronomy-Physics, and Physics majors.

The Center of the Whirlpool Galaxy from the Hubble Space Telescope
Whirlpool Galaxy

Class Announcements

  • As noted in the syllabus, any late homeworks must be turned in by Wednesday, May 1 in my mailbox. Late homeworks count for a maximum of 50% of their regular credit unless excused.
  • The Final Exam will be Thursday, May 2, 9 am to noon in the classroom, ASTR 265.
  • The Review Session for the Final Exam will be held on Wednesday, May 1 at 10 am - noon in ASTR 265 (the classroom).

    Syllabus

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Class Handouts

    Class Lecture Notes

    The Center of the Antennae Merging Galaxies from the Hubble Space Telescope
    Antennae Galaxies

    Homeworks

    Test #1

    Test #2

    Text

    Reading

    Websites for More Information


    WMAP Image of Heat Radiation from the Early Universe
    WMAP Image

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