Astrophysics: Mechanics & Thermodynamics

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Dynamic and gravitational principles applied to astrophysics. Potential theory, orbital mechanics, virial theorem, Jeans' equations, equilibrium and stability of self-gravitating systems, kinetic theory. Applications to galactic structure and evolution, mergers, dark matter, evolution of star clusters and galactic nuclei and solar system dynamics.

Credits: 

3

Level: 

Undergraduate
Graduate

Availability: 

Occasional