8.902 Astrophysics II
Galactic dynamics: potential theory, orbits, collisionless Boltzmann equation, etc. Galaxy interactions. Groups and clusters; dark matter. Intergalactic medium; x-ray clusters. Active galactic nuclei: unified models, black hole accretion, radio and optical jets, etc. Homogeneity and isotropy, redshift, galaxy distance ladder. Newtonian cosmology. Roberston-Walker models and cosmography. Early universe, primordial nucleosynthesis, recombination. Cosmic microwave background radiation. Large-scale structure, galaxy formation.
This class has 8.901 as a prerequisite.
8.902 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by M. Vogelsberger.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-261.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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