Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

PHY 425 Astrophysics(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. Applications of the major areas of physics in space-related fields. Random processes-the Boltzman and Saha equations and thermodynamic applications; relativistic effects-Poynting-Robertson drag and synchrotron radiation; Electromagnetic-Faraday rotation, plasmas, and Compton effect; Quantum-Ionized hydrogen spectra, cosmic masers, radiative transfer in stellar atmospheres. Prerequisites: PHY 310, PHY 316 and PHY 356.