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ASTR 102: Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology

Description
Provides an overview of the large scale structure of the universe on a descriptive level. Topics include the structure of our own galaxy, the local group of galaxies, the classification of galaxies, and galaxy clusters. Galactic and extragalactic distance scales are also introduced. Further topics include the energy and matter content of the observable universe, evidence for dark matter and dark energy, and the history of the universe from the big bang to the present epoch. Contemporary experiments and observations in cosmology are also discussed.
Credit units
.3
Term description
1(3L-1T)
College
Arts and Science
Department
Physics and Engin Physics
Formerly
Half of ASTR 101.6
Note(s)
Students with credit for ASTR 101.6 may not take this course for credit.