Department Information

Chair:
Brice Smith
Bowers Hall, Room 342
Phone: 607-753-2821
Fax: 607-753-4973

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PHY 550 - Intermediate Astronomy

A survey of modern astronomy and the physical principles used to describe astronomical phenomena. Topics include the Big Bang, formation of the Sun and Solar System, the Earth and planetary geology, the stars and stellar evolution, and the Milky Way and other galaxies.

Prerequisites: PHY 202 or PHY 106; and MAT 121 or MAT 135.

(3 cr. hr.)

Frequency code F = offered in fall
Additional frequency code descriptions can be found in the Terminology Guide.