PHYS 540 - Astrophysics

Semesters Offered

AstrophysicsASTR540A53893LEC1230 - 1350 T R  134 Astronomy Building Telemachos Ch Mouschovias
AstrophysicsPHYS540A53892LEC1230 - 1350 T R  134 Astronomy Building Telemachos Ch 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.