ASTR 4006: Physical Astronomy


This course serves as an ovwerview of modern astronomy and as an introduction to the basic astrophysical techniques. The goal is to provide the borad physical foundation, necessary to begin research in astronomy and astrophysics. Among the topics covered are: the physics of stars and stellar evolution, including the basic theory of radiative transfer as well as spectral classification; the physics of the interstellar medium; the structure or our galaxy and other stellar systems; external galaxies and active galactic nuclei; and the study of the large scale structure of the universe and cosmology. At the level of "Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics", by M. Zeilik and S. Gregory.


3 credit hours.


Other requisites

Three hours of lectures per week.