- Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.
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.
High school algebra and trigonometry.
Summer 2020: Ithaca campus
|Section ID:||ASTRO 1106 001-LEC|
|Session:||6-week Summer session|
|Class dates:||June 22-August 4, 2020|
|Due date:||Friday July 31, 10 AM - 11:15 AM / TBA (see Final exams)|
|Time / room:||M-F 10 AM - 11:15 AM / TBA|
|To enroll:||To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.|