Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

Explanation of Einstein's theory of Special Relativity, which brought about a fundamental change in our conceptual understanding of space and time. The consequences of the theory: the relativity of simultaneity; mass-energy equivalence, nuclear fission and fusion and thermonuclear processes in starts; why we can't travel faster than the speed of light; and how it all makes sense, including the resolution of some apparent paradoxes. Cosmology, studying the evidence for the evolution and future of the universe, and the considerations and evidence driving our theories, including an introduction to General Relativity and investigation of Dark Matter and Dark Energy. The death of stars: white dwarfs, neutron stars and pulsars, and black holes.

Prerequisites

High school algebra and trigonometry.

Classes

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2020: Online course

Section ID:ASTRO 1106 001-LEC
Number:1019
Class dates:June 22-August 4, 2020
Due date:Friday July 31, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:3
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Brazier, A. (ab447)
Max. enroll:30
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To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.