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Summer 2021 Summ High School Prog: Astronomy and Astrophysics PS0102 section 001
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Astronomy and Astrophysic

Call Number 10326
Day & Time
MTWRF 9:10am-11:00am
Points 0
Grading Mode Ungraded
Approvals Required None
Instructor James H Applegate
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This course traces our knowledge of the universe from astronomy’s ancient roots to the modern study of extrasolar planetary systems, cosmology, and black holes. We begin with Newton’s laws of motion and universal gravitation, Kepler’s laws, orbital dynamics, and space travel. Next we take up the nature of light, the structure of matter, the emission and absorption of light by matter, and nuclear physics. We apply this knowledge to describe the properties of our sun and of the planets of our solar system, the properties and fate of stars in general, and the discovery of planets around other stars. Further topics include galaxies and the dark matter and black holes they contain, supernovae and the creation of chemical elements, and the expansion of the universe. We end with Einsteinian cosmology, the cosmic microwave background, dark energy, and the fate of the universe.
Web Site Vergil
Subterm 07/20-08/06 (L)
Department Summer High School Program
Enrollment 42 students (44 max) as of 9:00PM Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Subject Summ High School Prog: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Number PS0102
Section 001
Division Professional Studies & Special Pgrms: Summer High School Program
Open To High School Program
Campus Morningside
Section key 20212ASTO0102N001

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