ASTB23H3 Astrophysics of Stars, Galaxies and the Universe

Overview of astrophysics (except planetary astrophysics). Appropriate level for science students. Structure and evolution of stars, white dwarfs, neutron stars. Structure of Milky Way. Classification of galaxies. Potential theory, rotation curves, orbits, dark matter. Spiral patterns. Galaxy clusters. Mergers. Black holes in active galactic nuclei. Expansion of universe, dark energy.

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Exclusion: 

( ASTB21H3), ( ASTC22H3), [AST221H and AST222H]

Breadth Requirements: 
Natural Sciences