Astrophysics II OpenCourseWare: A Free Advanced Graduate Study Astrophysics Course by MIT

Published Jan 07, 2009

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This is the second in a series of two required courses for students pursuing doctoral specializations in Astrophysics in MIT's Physics Department. 'Astrophysics II' is available free through MIT's OpenCourseWare program. 'Astrophysics II' OpenCourseWare covers topics, including galaxy formation, Newtonian cosmology and galactic dynamics.

Astrophysics II: Course Specifics

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Astrophysics II: Course Description

Professor Paul Schechter taught the original 'Astrophysics II' course to Ph.D. students in MIT's Physics Department. The course covers galaxy physics, active nuclei of galaxies, galaxies' clusters and the Universe. It introduces topics, such as phenomenological cosmology, primordial nucleosynthesis, galactic formation, Newtonian models, Friedman-Robertson-Walker models and black hole jets and accretion. The original course was lecture-based.

'Astrophysics II' OpenCourseWare includes a reading list, some lecture notes, course-related resources and miscellaneous study materials. To decide if you would like to take this course, please visit the physics of the stars course page.

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