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SchoolDepartmentFaculty
Faculty of Arts and SciencesAstronomyLincoln Greenhill
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2015-2016  (show academic calendar)TuTh   2:00 p.m. - 3:29 p.m.Observatory A 101 (FAS)
Credits
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate

Description
Historical development; diffraction theory of antennas and interferometers; signal detection and measurement techniques. Thermal, synchrotron and spectral-line emission in the context of radio observations of the sun, planets, pulsars, masers, hydrogen clouds, molecular clouds, ionized regions, active galaxies, quasars, and the cosmic background. Observational projects and laboratory exercises carried out with the Submillimeter Array, Haystack Observatory and the CMB Laboratory.

Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite: Astronomy 200 OR Physics 153

Notes
This course offered in alternate years.

Exam Group
FAS03_A

 
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Eligible for cross-registration
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