University of Canterbury



Iowa State Course Substitution

Introduction to Astrophysics


Course Info

International Credits: 15.0
Converted Credits: 4.0
Semester: spring
Country: New Zealand
Language: English
Course Description:
Course Description ASTR112 Astrophysics is a 15-point course offered in the first half of the year and designed to give students a general introduction to modern astronomy emphasizing the important physics. The level of the lectures is essentially descriptive with some mathematics and involves discussion of the relevant principles of physics. Goals of the Course • Provide foundation knowledge of Astrophysics for students advancing in an astronomy or physics BSc or BSc(Hons) degree. • Illustrate key concepts in physics using the medium of astronomy, where the Universe becomes our laboratory for studying physics at extreme scales. • Give students experience of analysing and solving astrophysical problems, and in basic astrophysical data analysis.


Evaluation Date:
April 4, 2019
Kerry Whisnant