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Astronomy
Term : Fall 2022
Catalog Year : 2022-2023

AST 550 - Spectroscopy


Description: This course is a lecture-based course that meets for three hours per week to discuss the fundamental principles, and to develop the analytical tools to apply these principles to various scientific problems. These topics will be introduced in class and supplemented with assigned readings that support the course lectures. These readings will be assigned weekly from outside materials. Homework sets will be assigned to explore spectroscopic principles and to provide practice in their application. In the first half of the semester, students will develop a short proposal on a topic related their interests that is relevant to spectroscopy. Students will work with the instructor to develop a topic suitable for the proposal. In the latter half of the course, students will examine how to apply spectroscopic instruments to current research questions and will develop a spectrometer instrument concept proposal.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Spring 2023

Prerequisite: Graduate Status