Astrophysics III: Extragalactic Astronomy

PHYS493 (Liberal Arts) Astrophysics III: Extragalactic Astronomy 3 hrs. 3 crs. Galaxies and galaxy clusters; the extragalactic nuclei; distance scale and Hubble's Law; quasars and active galactic nuclei; general relativity; distances and luminosities in cosmology. Origin and fate of the universe: the Big Bang, cosmic background radiation. Preq: PHYS 351 or CHEM 322. Cross-listed with ASTR 493.