College Bulletin 2022-2023 
    Jul 15, 2024  
College Bulletin 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.
1 credit.
Fall 2022. Cohen.
Spring 2025. Cohen.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
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