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This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics.

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Description

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence on astrophysics.

Topics include galactic dynamics, groups and clusters on galaxies, phenomenological cosmology, Newtonian cosmology, Roberston-Walker models, and galaxy formation.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction: What is a Galaxy? Unlimited
  • How Do You Build a Galaxy? Unlimited
  • How are Galaxies Described? Unlimited
  • Gravitational Potentials: General Results Unlimited
  • Interesting and Special Cases Unlimited
  • Orbits in Spherical Potentials and Integrals Unlimited
  • Orbits in Axisymmetric Potentials Epicyclic Approximation Unlimited
  • Equilibria of Stellar Systems Unlimited
  • Boltzmann Equation Unlimited
  • Jeans’ Equations in Spherical Coordinates Unlimited
  • Jeans’ Equations Applied Unlimited
  • Stability: Jeans Mass and Spiral Structure Unlimited

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