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ASTR 105: Introduction to Einstein’s Universe

This course is a descriptive introduction for the non-science major to Einstein’s Special and General Theories of Relativity and how these theories have fundamentally altered our understanding of the universe. Topics discussed will include: time dilation, length contraction, the twin paradox, the warping of space-time, white dwarf stars, neutron stars, black holes, the structure and evolution of the universe. No mathematical background beyond simple algebra is needed. This course has no pre-requisites.

Dates: June 3-July 29, 2019

Session: 8 Week Session

Time: TWR 10:30 -12:00

Instructor: Jeffrey Kriessler

Credits: 3 credits

Departments: Astronomy, New 2019 Summer

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