Astronomy (ASTRO)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

ASTRO 1101

"From Black Holes to undiscovered worlds" - a journey through our fascinating universe. Ever wondered about the universe? What you see in the night sky? How stars get born and how they die? How Black holes ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4703ASTRO 1101  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kaltenegger, L

      Stacey, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4705ASTRO 1101  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4706ASTRO 1101  DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4707ASTRO 1101  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4708ASTRO 1101  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4709ASTRO 1101  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4710ASTRO 1101  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4711ASTRO 1101  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  4712ASTRO 1101  DIS 209

  • Instruction Mode: Online

ASTRO 1195

Provides a "hands-on" introduction to observational astronomy intended for liberal arts students. High school mathematics is assumed, but otherwise there are no formal prerequisites. The course objective ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6149ASTRO 1195  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  •  6150ASTRO 1195  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

ASTRO 2202

Writing course designed to develop an understanding of modern solar system exploration. Discussion will center on describing our home planet as a member of a diverse family of objects in our solar system. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6517ASTRO 2202  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20293ASTRO 2202  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Hayes, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

ASTRO 2212

Introduction to the solar system with emphasis on the quantitative application of simple physical principles to the understanding of what we observe or can deduce. Topics include planetary orbital and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6518ASTRO 2212  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20294ASTRO 2212  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Nicholson, P

  • Instruction Mode: Online

ASTRO 3301

Hundreds of planets around other stars have been discovered over the past two decades, and many more discoveries are sure to come. How are these discoveries made and what are the properties of these exoplanets ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16579ASTRO 3301  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lewis, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

ASTRO 4410

The course covers methods in optical and radio astronomy and selected topics in astrophysics.  Major experiments use techniques chosen from charge-coupled device (CCD) imaging, optical photometry, optical ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4204ASTRO 4410  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    We will process the wait list and contact students to determine enrollment according to Major preferences and prerequisites.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

ASTRO 4431

Major topics include: the structure and evolution of stars; solar neutrino astronomy; stellar seismology; the physics of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes; the physics of low mass stars and connection ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16580ASTRO 4431  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Wasserman, I

  • Instruction Mode: Online

ASTRO 4445

One-semester introduction to general relativity that develops the essential structure and phenomenology of the theory without requiring prior exposure to tensor analysis. General relativity is a fundamental ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHYS 4445

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4746ASTRO 4445  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Teukolsky, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  6323ASTRO 4445  DIS 201

    • MClark Hall 700
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Teukolsky, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

  • 20052ASTRO 4445  DIS 202

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Teukolsky, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

ASTRO 4940

Individuals work on selected topics. A program of study is devised by the student and instructor. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4162ASTRO 4940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Bean, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7636ASTRO 4940  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5011ASTRO 4940  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Hayes, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5012ASTRO 4940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Chernoff, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5013ASTRO 4940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Cordes, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5014ASTRO 4940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Flanagan, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5015ASTRO 4940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Haynes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7637ASTRO 4940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lewis, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5017ASTRO 4940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lai, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5018ASTRO 4940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5019ASTRO 4940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lovelace, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6112ASTRO 4940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lunine, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5020ASTRO 4940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Nicholson, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5021ASTRO 4940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Romanova, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5023ASTRO 4940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Stacey, G

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5024ASTRO 4940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Teukolsky, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5025ASTRO 4940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Wasserman, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5985ASTRO 4940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Banfield, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5986ASTRO 4940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Helfenstein, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5987ASTRO 4940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kidder, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5988ASTRO 4940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Loredo, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5989ASTRO 4940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Sullivan, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6216ASTRO 4940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Riechers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6859ASTRO 4940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kaltenegger, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

ASTRO 6500

The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover is currently en route to Mars and represents the first mission in the Mars Sample Return Campaign. Perseverance will land in Jezero Crater in February 2021 and, over the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Mars2020 Perseverance Rover instruments

  • 19931ASTRO 6500  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Meet once/week, 75 min. Instructor will poll students to determine day & time.

ASTRO 6509

A comprehensive introduction to Einstein's theory of relativistic gravity. This course focuses on the formal structure of the theory. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 6553

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16574ASTRO 6509  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McAllister, L

  • Instruction Mode: Online

ASTRO 6560

Intended to provide a systematic development of stellar astrophysics, both theory and observations. Topics include hydrostatic equilibrium; equation of state; radiation transfer and atmospheres; convection ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 7667

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16581ASTRO 6560  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lai, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

ASTRO 6590

The universe, its large-scale structure and history; morphology, photometry, dynamics, kinematics and active nuclei of galaxies; galaxy formation and evolution; cosmological theory and observations. view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16583ASTRO 6590  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Riechers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

ASTRO 6599

Intended to provide a detailed theoretical development of current ideas in cosmology. Topics include Big Bang cosmology and the universe's matter content; a cosmological chronology very early universe, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 6599

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16584ASTRO 6599  LEC 001

    • MWClark Hall 701
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 6599

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20295ASTRO 6599  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online

ASTRO 6940

Guided reading and seminars on topics not currently covered in regular courses. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  4203ASTRO 6940  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Bean, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5995ASTRO 6940  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5026ASTRO 6940  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Chernoff, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5027ASTRO 6940  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Cordes, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5028ASTRO 6940  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Flanagan, E

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5029ASTRO 6940  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Haynes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  7638ASTRO 6940  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lewis, N

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5031ASTRO 6940  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lai, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5032ASTRO 6940  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lloyd, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5033ASTRO 6940  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lovelace, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6113ASTRO 6940  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lunine, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5034ASTRO 6940  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Nicholson, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5035ASTRO 6940  IND 618

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Romanova, M

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5037ASTRO 6940  IND 620

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Stacey, G

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5038ASTRO 6940  IND 622

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Teukolsky, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5039ASTRO 6940  IND 624

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Wasserman, I

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5990ASTRO 6940  IND 625

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Banfield, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5991ASTRO 6940  IND 626

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Helfenstein, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5992ASTRO 6940  IND 627

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kidder, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5993ASTRO 6940  IND 628

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Loredo, T

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  5994ASTRO 6940  IND 629

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Sullivan, R

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6114ASTRO 6940  IND 633

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6215ASTRO 6940  IND 635

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Riechers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6451ASTRO 6940  IND 636

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Hayes, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  6860ASTRO 6940  IND 637

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Kaltenegger, L

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

ASTRO 7683

This course is a reading seminar where graduate students will gain astronomy breadth, practice public speaking, and distill important results from seminal astronomy research papers. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  • Topic: Seminal Results

  •  8522ASTRO 7683  LEC 001

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Battaglia, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area. Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.

ASTRO 7690

Covers numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations, linear algebra and eigenvalue problems, integration, nonlinear equations, optimization, and fast Fourier transforms. Find out how ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHYS 4480PHYS 7680

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  7086ASTRO 7690  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Arias, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online