ASTR 200 - Introduction to Astrophysics


Letter grade. Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture/16-18 hours by arrangement. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 220 or PHYS 270. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ASTR 125.

Description: Designed for students who want to take a course more advanced than the introductory survey courses in astronomy. This course covers the fundamentals of photometry, spectroscopy, and stellar astrophysics. Topics include study of pulsating and cataclysmic variable stars, contact binaries, and galactic cannibalism. Emphasis is on a thorough understanding of basic astrophysics. (AA, CSU: Area B1, UC: Area 5A)

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College of San Mateo

Department: Astronomy

Number of Units: 3

This description is for the Spring 2017 term