Fall 2020

Ay 284: Order of Magnitude Astrophysics


This is a graduate course, intended to help students become familiar with making quick, back-of-the-envelope estimates before embarking on far more time consuming, technical projects. It is also given in a "shotgun seminar" style, to enable the students to become familiar with operating on the fly at the blackboard (an element of the second year comprehensive exam).

There is no textbook for this course.

Schedule to be determined. In accordance with UCLA policy regarding the management of the Covid-19 crisis, this class will be given remotely.