PHYS 540 - Astrophysics

Fall 2022

AstrophysicsASTR540A53893LEC41100 - 1220 T R  134 Astronomy Building  Telemachos Mouschovias
AstrophysicsPHYS540A53892LEC41100 - 1220 T R  134 Astronomy Building  Telemachos Mouschovias

Official Description

Fundamental aspect of astrophysics and cosmology and new developments in these fields. Basic physical concepts and principles, the key observational evidence, and illustrative calculations. Relativistic cosmological models, inflation, Big-Bang nucleosynthesis, and the cosmic microwave background; formation and evolution of galaxy clusters, galaxies, and stars; formation, structure, and evolution of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes; rotation- and accretion-powered pulsars, X-ray and y-ray stars, and gravitational radiation. Course Information: Same as ASTR 540. Prerequisite: PHYS 435; PHYS 485 or PHYS 486.