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PHYS 2150: The Foundations of Astronomy – offered in the fall semester – no pre-requisites

​The Foundation of Astronomy represents a general introduction to astronomy. The course emphasizes the scientific method, basic physics, night sky and objects in our solar system. Topics include space science, telescopes, spectroscopy, atomic structure, the formation and evolution of planetary systems, and the detection and properties of exoplanets.
 
Please see the sample course outline here.



PHYS 2151: Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics – offered in the winter semester – pre-requisites: 6 credit hours in Mathematics at the first year level 

​Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics is atomic structure and spectra. The sun: radiation, energetics, magnetic field. Stars: distance, velocity, size, atmospheres, interiors. Variable stars, multiple stars, clusters and stellar associations. Stellar evolution, interstellar matter, structure of the Milky Way Galaxy. Exterior galaxies, quasi-stellar objects, pulsars, cosmology.
 
Please see the sample course outline here.



PHYS 2400: Subatomic Physics – offered in the winter semester – pre-requisites: Level III Advanced Mathematics or Mathematics 1090 or 109B. It is recommended that students have completed at least one of Level II and Level III high school physics course.

​This course is an introduction to nuclear and particle physics. Topics include nuclear properties and models; radioactive dating; fission; nuclear reactors; accelerators; the detection, classification, and properties of subatomic particles. Applications in areas such as ecology, dosimetry, medical physics and nuclear astrophysics are discussed.
 
Please see the sample course outline here.


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