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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.


High school algebra and trigonometry.


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

Session:6-week session
Class dates:June 27-August 9, 2016
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 10 AM - 11:15 AM Space Science Building 105
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Brazier, A. (ab447)
Max. enroll:49
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

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