course   descriptioN



PHYS 106       (3-0-3)             Introduction to Astronomy


An introductory treatment of modern astronomy and astrophysics.  Classical astronomy: 

Keplers and Newtons  laws.  Blackbody radiation; atomic radiation and absorption. 

The solar system: the sun, the planets and the moon.  The stars: Properties, structure

and evolution; white dwarfs, neutron stars, pulsars, and black holes.  Galaxies.