Apr 25, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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ASTR 1510 - Quasars and Cosmology

An introduction to the origin and large-scale structure of the Universe. Topics to be covered include: the contents and geometry of the Universe, the Big Bang model, particle physics and the formation of the elements, galaxy formation, dark matter, black holes, and active galactic nuclei. If ASTR 1510 is taken as a 1-credit course, it will be graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory and it cannot be counted towards the Institute’s baccalaureate requirement of 24 credits in the sciences. If ASTR 1510 is taken as a 2-credit course, it will be graded in the conventional manner. If ASTR 1510 and ASTR 1530 are both taken as graded 2-credit courses, they may be counted together as one 4-credit elective for nonscience majors.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 1 or 2

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