Office Hour: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thursday, or by appointment
Office: Room 351, Research Bldg 1
Description: T he general purpose of this course is a survey of contemporary astrophysics. Topics include physical concepts, stellar spectra, Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, stellar atmospheres, stellar structure, interstellar matter, stellar evolution, high-energy phenomena, hydrodynamical processes in astrophysics, accretion disk formation, and shock formation. In this semester, it emphasizes stellar atmosphere, stellar structure and evolution.