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PHYS 161: Astrophysics and Cosmology

[3 units]

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.

Prerequisite: (MATH 022  or equivalent score on the Competency Exam) and (PHYS 009  or PHYS 009H ).

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