College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  
    Jul 07, 2020  
College Bulletin - Course 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.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy


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