Supplementary Notes for Physics 1060
Introduction to Stars & Galaxies

These are arranged by Unit (1-4), and are provided mainly as background or course review material. The format of the files are mainly either .html or .gif, readable and printable in any browser; a few are pdf format and are readable using the free-ware ADOBE acrobat reader. There are also demonstrations of some of the key concepts through JAVA animations on the page containing this course's links to Astronomical  Images, Movies,  Demos (search on 'JAVA').

Unit 1: Introduction and Tools of Astronomy

Unit 2: Light, Matter, and the Observed Properties of Stars

Unit 3: Stars: How They Work and Their Life Stories

Unit 4: Galaxies and Cosmology

Kirk Korista
Professor of Astronomy
Department of Physics
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5252
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