Astro 346: Introduction to Astrophysics.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Phys 222.

Introduction to celestial mechanics. Basic radiation theory; spectra. Observational determination of stellar properties; spectral classification. Binary systems. H-R diagram. Stellar populations. Stellar structure and evolution: white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes. The Galaxy: structure and composition; the interstellar medium. Other galaxies; active galaxies. Cosmology.