Hide Advanced Options
Courses - Fall 2017
ASTR
Astronomy Department Site
ASTR601
(Perm Req)
Radiative Processes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of CMNS-Astronomy department.
Emission, absorption, and scattering of radiation by matter, with astrophysical applications. Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics: LTE, Boltzmann, and Saha equations; radiative transfer; atomic and molecular radiation; plasma radiation and transfer: bremsstrahlung, synchrotron emission, Compton scattering.
ASTR615
(Perm Req)
Computational Astrophysics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of CMNS-Astronomy department.
Formerly: ASTR688C.
Introduction to computational techniques used in astrophysical research. Topics include modern high performance computer architectures, scientific visualization and data analysis, and detailed descriptions of numerical algorithms for the solution to a wide range of mathematical systems important in astrophysics.
ASTR620
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of CMNS-Astronomy department.
Galaxy classifications; Milky way: basic data, distribution of stars, gas, dust and relativistic particles, large-scale structure and rotation; Spiral galaxies: stellar dynamics and stability, density waves, star bursts, galactic center; Elliptical galaxies: stellar dynamics, cannabalism; galaxy formation.
ASTR695
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Research
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: S-F
Provides an introduction to research programs in the Department of Astronomy and a forum to explore possible research projects. Aimed at incoming graduate students.