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PHYS 4565 Cosmology and Astrophysics (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

An overview of the contemporary view of the Universe. The overall structure of the Universe: galaxies, clusters, and stars. Outlines of general relativity. Principles of stellar evolution. Hydrostatic equilibrium, radiative transfer, nuclear processes. Late phases of stellar evolution: White dwarfs and neutron stars. Black holes Pulsars. The expanding Universe. Big Bang. The inflationary Universe. Elementary particles, and cosmology.

Instructor(s): Gabor Kalman

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 28-Feb-14