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    Virginia Military Institute
  Feb 24, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

AT 306 - Introductory Astrophysics

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

Beginning with a review of basic astronomical concepts and data, this course examines the physics of celestial objects. Topics include stellar atmospheres and interiors, star formation and evolution, pulsating stars, white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes, the interstellar medium, and structure of our galaxy. Note: Satisfies core curriculum science requirement. Prerequisite(s): PY 161  and AT 201  or permission of the instructor. When Offered: Offered every other year in spring.