ASTR 125  - Stars and Galaxies

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

ASTR 125 STARS AND GALAXIES (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours per term.

Description: Study the sun, other stars, Milky Way galaxy, other galaxies and their evolution, black holes, quasars, dark matter, and the foundations of cosmology. Will become familiar with the basic tenets of general relativity and its application to black holes. The concept regarding stars as the primary producers of energy in the universe as well as the chemicals necessary for life, is emphasized. Focus is on conceptual understanding of stars, galaxies, and the rudiments of cosmology. (AA: E5a, CSU: Area B1, UC: Area 5A)

 

College of San Mateo Department: Astronomy Number of Units: 3
This description is for the Spring 2015 term