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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 22-August 4, 2015
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:30
To enroll:The online enrollment period for this class has passed. You may still enroll, but late registration fees may apply. See offline enrollment procedures for more information.

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