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ASTRO 1106 Relativity, Cosmology and Black Holes
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.
high school algebra and trigonometry.
ASTRO 1106 001-LEC
On-campus 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 Space Science Building 105|
|Instructor:||Brazier, A. (ab447)|
|To enroll:||Enrollment for this class is closed.|