May 06, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 301 - Stellar Astrophysics I

Introduction to and application of physical principles, including; relativity, quantum theory, and classical physics associated with the characterization of astrophysical systems.

Prerequisites: PHYS 101, PHYS 183, and MATH 173.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe (quantitatively and qualitatively) how astronomers observe the basic properties (size, mass, distance) of stars.
  • Apply what is learned from studying the light from stars. 
  • Make supportable inferences about what can be learned from the movement of binary stars.
  • Describe and use the stellar classification scheme.
  • Explain the physical processes that occur on the surface and in the interior of stars, including our Sun.

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