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Courses What should I review over break for this Astrophysics course?

  1. Dec 23, 2012 #1
    Description: This course covers stellar astrophysics, solar physics, star formation, stellar evolution, processes in the interstellar medium, galactic dynamics and evolution, formation of galaxies and cosmology.

    Book: INTRO TO MODERN ASTROPHYSICS- Carrol

    What should I review over break for this course?

    I was thinking central-force motion, but i'm not sure if that's all.

    Thanks for your time.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 4, 2013
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  3. Dec 23, 2012 #2
    Re: Astrophysics

    Hydrostatic Equilibrium for stellar processes; maybe some particle physics? Lagrangian mechanics?

    Is this a generic astrophysics course for non-science majors or a core course required for a major? Undergrad or Grad?

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  4. Dec 23, 2012 #3
    Re: Astrophysics

    I would just read the book. Carroll is pretty well written and not much prior knowledge is really necessary. It's not too heavy on the physics, what you do need to review is covered sufficiently in the book.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2013 #4
    Re: Astrophysics

    I think it's an upper-level elective for physics majors (4000 level).

    I can't get the book until ~week before the semester, so I was thinking I could look at some topics from the book that was used in classical mechanics.

    Thanks for the help!
     
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