Course: ASTR 300. Introductory Astrophysics (3)
Prerequisites: MATH 150B; PHYS 220A or PHYS 225; PHYS 227; and completion of the lower division writing requirement. An upper division course intended for astrophysics majors. The course covers stellar and planetary systems, including: our solar system and planetary and satellite motion, extra-solar planets, the properties of stars, binary and multiple star systems, the stellar life cycle, clusters of stars, and an introduction to radiative transfer. Both Newtonian and relativistic dynamics will be applied to these astrophysical systems.