This introductory course in astronomy has an emphasis on stars, galaxies, and the Universe. Stellar structure and evolution, galactic structure, normal and active galaxies, and cosmology will be covered. Current problems in astronomy that represent fundamental limitations of our knowledge about the universe will be highlighted. This course serves as a gateway to the major.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two in-semester exams, final exam, and weekly problem sets.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a mathematically based introduction to astronomy for potential majors and others with a good science preparation. Calculus is used occasionally. Some knowledge of physics (a good high school course or introductory college course) is assumed.
|Instructor(s): Salzer,John J. Times: .M.W.F. 01:10PM-02:00PM; Location: VVO110; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 44||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 12||FR: 22|