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    Western Michigan University
  Dec 14, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 1060 - Introduction to Stars and Galaxies

This course introduces the student to the origin and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the universe. Topics covered include the basic properties of stars; the birth, life, and death of stars; stellar explosions; the origin of the elements; white dwarf stars, neutron stars, and black holes; the interstellar medium; structure and evolution of the Milky Way and other galaxies; the origin and fate of the Universe.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: MATH 1100 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent; or math placement exam minimum score of 07, or ACT/SAT minimum score of 19/460.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: This course taken concurrently with PHYS 1050 satisfies General Education Area VI: Natural Science with Laboratory.

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