Astrophysics I

Picture of a star orbiting a black hole.

An artist's vision of an exotic binary system illustrates how matter is drawn from the roughly solar-mass star into the black hole. (Image courtesy of M. Weiss (CXC), NASA on the Astronomy Picture of the Day Web site.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

8.901

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

This course provides a graduate-level introduction to stellar astrophysics. It covers a variety of topics, ranging from stellar structure and evolution to galactic dynamics and dark matter.

Chakrabarty, Deepto. 8.901 Astrophysics I, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-901-astrophysics-i-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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