2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

PHY 108 Astronomy

Introductory, non-mathematical course on astronomy and astrophysics. Main goal is to provide a qualitative but extensive survey of what is known about planets, stars, galaxies, black holes, pulsars, quasars, and the origin of the universe. Topics such as Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, radiation spectra, and thermodynamics are discussed and treated quantitatively.