Undergraduate Courses: 2005-2006
AUTUMN, 2005 (University Courses Catalog)
|ASTR 20000||Tutorial in Astronomy and Astrophysics||ARR||Staff|
|ASTR 24100||The Physics of Stars and Stellar Systems||AAC 107||Peter O. Vandervoort|
|ASTR 24100||The Physics of Stars and Stellar Systems (Lab)||ARR||Patrick E. Palmer|
|ASTR 29700||Participation In Research: Astronomy and Astrophysics||ARR||Staff|
WINTER, 2006 (University Courses Catalog)
|ASTR 18200||The Origin and Evolution of the Universe||10:30am-11:50am
|Andrey V. Kravtsov|
|ASTR 20000||Tutorial in Astronomy and Astrophysics||ARR||Kyle M. Cudworth|
|ASTR 24200||The Physical Universe||10:30am-11:50am
|John E. Carlstrom|
|ASTR 29700||Participation In Research: Astronomy and Astrophysics||ARR||Kyle M. Cudworth|
ASTR 18200 The Origin and Evolution of the Universe
This course discusses how the laws of nature allow us to understand the origin, evolution, and large-scale structure of the universe. After a review of the history of cosmology, we see how discoveries in the twentieth century (i.e., the expansion of the universe and the cosmic background radiation) form the basis of the hot Big Bang model. Within the context of the Big Bang, we learn how our universe evolved from the primeval fireball.
ASTR 20000 Tutorial in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Students in this tutorial read topics in astronomy and astrophysics under the supervision of a faculty member. Students meet with the instructor in groups of one to three for approximately two hours per week to discuss readings on mutually agreed-upon topics.
ASTR 24100 The Physics of Stars and Stellar Systems
Building upon a student's previous knowledge of physics, this course introduces the astrophysics of stars and stellar systems with an emphasis on the physical nature of stars. Topics include the tools of astronomy, both observational and theoretical Hertzsprung-Russell diagrams, structure and evolution of stars, binary stars, star clusters, and end states of stars such as white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes.
ASTR 24200 The Physical Universe
Physical laws are applied in the study of the structures and evolution of galaxies, quasars, clusters of galaxies, and the universe at large.
ASTR 29700 Participation In Research: Astronomy and Astrophysics
Students are assigned to work in the research group of a member of the faculty. Participation in research may take the form of independent work on a small project or assistance to an advanced graduate student or faculty member in his or her research.