ASTR 014. Astrophysics: Solar System and Cosmology


This course assumes no prior knowledge of astronomy, but knowledge of some basic physics as well as elementary calculus. It focuses on two major topics of current interest in astrophysics: (1) Solar System and planetary science and (2) cosmology, the large-scale study of the universe, its history and content. 
Prerequisite: MATH 015  and some prior work in calculus-based physics (which could include high school physics). Interested students who have not met these prerequisites should consult with the instructor. This course should be accessible to some students who have completed ASTR 001 
Corequisite: MATH 025  
Natural sciences and engineering.
Evening labs and observing sessions required.
1 credit.
Spring 2023. Jensen.
Spring 2024. Jensen.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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