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Applying Physics and Mathematics to Understanding the Universe

Spring 2017


If you are on the waitlist for this class, do not worry: you should eventually be able to register. We have never had a problem accommodating every student who wanted to take this course.

First office hours with Eugene (Wednesday Jan 18 at 2:00 pm) are cancelled because he is out sick.

First TALC (Wednesday Jan 18 at 5:30 pm) also not held because Problem Set 1 not due until next Thursday Jan 26 (we will have TALC on Wednesday Jan 25).


Readings from Ryden & Peterson

Readings from Carroll & Ostlie

Problem Sets

    Companion website to first recommended text:
Foundations of Astrophysics by Ryden & Peterson

    Companion website to second recommended text:
Modern Astrophysics by Carroll & Ostlie, 2nd Edition


Useful Links

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The Berkeley Astrophysics Major is light by design, so that students can double major in other technical subjects, such as Physics or Math.

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Berkeley Undergraduate Research (General)

Berkeley Undergraduate Research (Astronomy)

NSF Undergrad Research Site

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Handbook of Space Astronomy & Astrophysics

Hubble Space Telescope

Chandra X-ray Observatory

American Astronomical Society Homepage

Metric Prefixes (e.g., 1024 = "Yotta"; 10-24 = "Yocto")

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