ASTR 110 – Explosions in Space – Spring 2015
Instructor: Dr. Duncan Lorimer
Contact details: Duncan dot Lorimer at mail dot wvu dot edu
Office hours: M/W 1000-1200 in G61 White Hall
Class times: M/W/F 1330-1420 in B51 White Hall
Overview: The aim of this course is to provide students with a thorough qualitative understanding of some of the most violent and energetic phenomena in the universe. Topics discussed will include exploding stars and supernova, pulsars and black holes, wormholes and time travel and the creation of the universe in the so-called “big bang”. Assessment will be via in-class assignments, grading of weekly multiple-choice problem sets, a midterm exam, a term paper and a final exam at the University’s scheduled time during exam week.
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