ASTR 5033. Astrophysics I: Stars and Planetary Systems. 3 Hours.
An introduction to astrophysics covering stellar structure and evolution, the properties of the solar system, and extrasolar planetary systems. (Typically offered: Fall Odd Years)
This course is cross-listed with SPAC 5033.
ASTR 5043. Astrophysics II: Galaxies and the Large-Scale Universe. 3 Hours.
An introduction to astrophysics covering the interstellar medium, the Milky Way galaxy, extragalactic astronomy, and introduction to cosmology. Prerequisite: ASTR 5033 or SPAC 5033. (Typically offered: Spring Even Years)
ASTR 5073. Cosmology. 3 Hours.
An introduction to modern physical cosmology covering the origin, evolution, and structure of the Universe, based on the Theory of Relativity. (Typically offered: Spring Odd Years)
ASTR 5083. Data Analysis and Computing in Astronomy. 3 Hours.
Study of the statistical analysis of large data sets that are prevalent in the physical sciences with an emphasis on astronomical data and problems. Includes computational lab 1 hour per week. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Fall Even Years)
ASTR 5523. Theory of Relativity. 3 Hours.
Conceptual and mathematical structure of the special and general theories of relativity with selected applications. Critical analysis of Newtonian mechanics; relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics; tensor analysis; continuous media; and gravitational theory. (Typically offered: Fall Even Years)