Course Synopses


  • Course Description:
    Prerequisite: 01:640:112 or higher or placement.
    Course to have a substantial online component.

    Methods for investigating stellar parameters, stellar evolutions, and x-ray sources, using NASA archives on the Internet.

    The subject matter for this course will be divided into two components: the first is a general introduction to the physics and astronomy information you will need to understand basic phenomena that occur in the realm of x-ray astrophysics; the second is the presentation of authentic satellite data from various exciting types of x-ray sources, which you will analyze to better understand the working of the high-energy Universe in which we live. There are no prerequistes for this course, other than high-school mathematics (algebra and trigonometry), although pre-calc might be helpful. It is a 3-credit hour course, and appears as a "regular" course on your transcript, with a standard grade. Material and assignments will be given on a weekly basis, and you can work on the class at any time. You will have no conflicts with any courses on your schedule! If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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