Spring 2011 not offered
The fundamentals of planetary, stellar, galactic, and extragalactic astronomy will be covered. This course serves as an introduction to the subject for potential majors and as a survey for nonmajors who have a good high school preparation in math and science. We will cover selected topics within the solar system, galaxy, local universe, and cosmology, including the big bang theory of the origin of the universe and the discovery of planets around other stars.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
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Two hour exams, one 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.
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