Fundamentals of Astrophysics

Subject: 
Physics (PHYS)
Catalog number: 
781
Unit weight: 
0.50
Meet type: 
LEC
Grading basis: 
NUM
Cross-listing(s): 
N/A
Requisites: 
N/A
Description: 
Multi-wavelength astronomy: radio, infrared, optical and x-ray observations. Radiative Processes: macroscopic description, thermal and non-thermal emission, scattering, line transitions and plasma effects. Gravitational Dynamics: potential and orbits, self-gravitating systems, the Collisionless Boltzmann Equation, gravitational encounters. Fluid Mechanics: simple fluids, soundwaves and shocks, instabilities and transport mechanisms.
Topic titles: 
N/A
Faculty: 
Science (SCI)
Academic level: 
GRD
Course ID: 
002230