ASTR C2001 Introduction to Astrophysics I. 3 points.
Prerequisites: A working knowledge of calculus.
Corequisites: A course in calculus-based general physics.
The first term of a two-term, calculus-based introduction to astronomy and astrophysics. Topics include the physics of stellar interiors, stellar atmospheres and spectral classifications, stellar energy generation and nucleosynthesis, supernovae, neutron stars, white dwarfs, interacting binary stars.