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Diffuse Matter in Space

AST 517

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The astrophysics of the interstellar medium: theory and observations of the gas, dust, plasma, energetic particles, magnetic field, and electromagnetic radiation in interstellar space. Emphasis is on theory, including elements of: fluid dynamics; excitation of atoms, molecules, and ions; radiative processes; radiative transfer; and physical properties of dust grains. The theory is applied to phenomena including: interstellar clouds (both diffuse atomic clouds and dense molecular clouds); H II regions; shock waves; supernova remnants; cosmic rays; interstellar dust; star formation; and global equilibrium models for the ISM.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 2
  • Capacity: 25
  • Class Number: 20045
  • Schedule: MW 11:00 AM-12:20 PM