Mar 31, 2023
PHYS 301 - Stellar Astrophysics
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.
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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Fall Locations: Ellensburg
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