ASTR 126. The Interstellar Medium
Study of the material between the stars and radiative processes in space, including both observational and theoretical perspectives on heating and cooling mechanisms, physics of interstellar dust, chemistry of interstellar molecules, magnetic fields, emission nebulae, hydrodynamics and shock waves, supernova remnants, star-forming regions, the multiphase picture of the interstellar medium.
Prerequisite: PHYS 013 , ASTR 014 or ASTR 016
Recommended: PHYS 017 and PHYS 018
Natural sciences and engineering.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy
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