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ASTR561 — Fall 2022

ASTR561: Galaxies and Large Scale Structure (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

Fall, Spring CR 3.0

Graduate status or PHYS 342 or PHYS 344
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(PHYS 561) Covers basic observed properties and models of galactic structure, dynamics of stars, physics of interstellar medium, formation of galaxies, properties of clusters of galaxies, and dark matter.

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Textbook(s) for Fall 2022

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology: An Introduction Peter Schneider 2nd 978-3642540820 Springer Optional This book is highly recommended for the course.
Galactic Dynamics James Binney and Scott Tremaine 2nd 978-0691130279 Princeton University Press Optional This book is highly recommended for the course.

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