AST 142: Elementary Astrophysics
Bausch and Lomb 407: Tu Th 11:05 - 12:20
Recitation: F 2:00 - 4:40
AST 142 covers celestial objects outside the Solar System. We discuss the formation and structure of stars, the structure and distribution of galaxies, and the origin and evolution of the Universe. The class meets twice per week for lectures and once weekly for a recitation. Students will also visit Mees Observatory to conduct observations when conditions allow.
The course textbook is Foundations of
Barbara Ryden (ISBN-10: 0321595580). Other useful texts include:
- The Physical Universe
- Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy
Zeljko Ivezic, Andrew Connolly, Jacob VanderPlas, and Alex Gray
- Bayesian Logical Data Analysis for the Physical Sciences
The course syllabus and lectures are available at my.rochester.edu.
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