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Fall 2013
Nov 30, 2021
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PHYS 1250 - Stellar Structure and the Interstellar Medium
This class is an introduction to the physics of stars and their environment. The course covers the fundamental physics that set the physical properties of stars, such as their luminosity, size, spectral properties and how these quantities evolve with time. In addition, it includes a study of the physics that takes place in the gaseous environment surrounding stars, the InterStellar Medium (ISM). The ISM is very important because it contains a wealth of information on the evolutionary history of galaxies, their composition, formation and future. Prerequisites: PHYS 0270, PHYS 0500, or instructor permission. PHYS 1530 (perhaps taken concurrently) is strongly recommended but not required.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting

Physics Department

Undergraduate level PHYS 0270 Minimum Grade of S and Undergraduate level PHYS 0470 Minimum Grade of S and (Undergraduate level MATH 0190 Minimum Grade of S or Undergraduate level MATH 0200 Minimum Grade of S)

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