Introduction to Astrophysics

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How can we study the Universe we live in using the only available information it provides us with: light ?

This course provides an overview of the physical phenomena at play in the astronomical objects surrounding us, from planets and stars to the cosmic filaments, from galaxies such as our own Milky Way to large galaxy clusters. The course emphasizes the links between theoretical predictions and observations.

In this course, you will learn the basics of astrophysics using simplified mathematical developments. In particular, you will learn the role played by gravity in astrophysics, including gravitational lensing, and how matter and radiation interact. The material in this course is essential to follow more advanced astrophysics courses.

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Joaquin Lopez

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 6 months ago
Congratulations! This course has been one of the best learning experience in my life. Mr. Courbin and his team has developed a perfect job with the contents programing, the rigor and scientific methodology used to explain the concepts and prove the theory. It is a magnificent update and revision of classic themes of Physics applied to current Astrophysics. This course will become a reference for the introduction in the discipline of Astrophysic, if it is no already.
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FILIP CHATYS

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 12 months ago
The Content is well prepared and very smoothly presented. There are some minor errors in the related book but in general the shared Knowledge is truly fascinating and opens both eyes and the imagination. The Instructor is friendly and definitely knows what he is talking about it. It Made me wanting study astrophysics!! where shall I sign, Who I need to pay, when can I start!! I am ready!
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3 years, 1 month ago
The English version is finally here! However, it still suffers from untranslated parts, but that's OK. The lectures are nicely done, and forums are active. However, it is far from an introduction, but also far from being intermediate: some knowledge is required, and there's a diverse area of topics being studied, along with lots of assignments, which require a bit of your time. Not an easy course, but is informative.
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Amna Malik

5/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 1 month ago
i think its quite informative and useful.I studied in my school days so i guess it will be helpful and something of my interest..
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