Dec 12, 2019  
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PHYS 161: Astrophysics and Cosmology


Units: 3

Elements of general relativity. Physics of pulsars, cosmic rays, black holes. The cosmological distance scale, elementary cosmological models, properties of galaxies and quasars. The mass density and age of the universe. Evidence for dark matter and concepts of the early universe and of galaxy formation. Reflections on astrophysics as a probe of the extrema of physics.

Course Details
Repeatable for Credit: No
Normal Letter Grade with Pass/No Pass option

GE Requirements
  • Approaches to Knowledge: Natural Science

Requisites and Restrictions
Prerequisite: (MATH 022 or equivalent exam) and (PHYS 009 or PHYS 009H)
Instructor Permission Required: No


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