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    Macalester College
  Jan 21, 2018
College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHYS 113 - Modern Astronomy

This course discusses topics of current interest in astronomy and the physical concepts that lead to our understanding of the Universe. There are three main sections: the Solar System, Celestial Light and Stars, and Galaxies and the Universe. Lectures include the formation of the sun and planets, properties of stars and stellar remnants (like black holes and supernovae), characteristics of our Milky Way and other galaxies, and the formation and fate of the Universe. Prerequisite(s): Basic algebra and trigonometry are recommended. Every year. (4 Credits)