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 HubbleÍs 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. 3 hour lecture.