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Courses

ASTRO 1106 Relativity, Cosmology and Black Holes

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

Explanation of Einstein's theory of special relativity, which brought about a fundamental change in our conceptual understanding of space and time. The consequences of the theory -- including mass-energy equivalence, nuclear fission and fusion, and thermonuclear process in stars and why we can't travel faster than light -- and how it all makes sense. Cosmology, studying the evolution and future of the universe and general relativity. The death of stars: white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes.

Prerequisites

high school algebra and trigonometry.

Classes

ASTRO 1106 001-LEC
On-campus 6-week session

Number:1052
Session:6-week session
Class dates:June 23-August 5, 2014
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final Exams)
Days/times:M-F 10 AM - 11:15 AM Rockefeller Hall 112
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:30
To enroll:This class is open for online enrollment. See enrollment and registration to determine if you are eligible to enroll online. Offline enrollment is available to everyone.

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