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Academic Year 2005/2006
ASTR 105 SP
This course is an introduction to the universe and its major constituents: stars and galaxies. We begin by considering the basic physical principles that astronomers use to understand data collected from telescopes. We
then apply these principles to interpret the observed properties of stars, galaxies and galaxy clusters. Finally, we discuss what these and other observations tell us about the formation and evolution of the universe.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
In-semester exams plus final exam, regular problem sets, laboratory assignments and/or observing projects.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This is a general education course for students not intending to major in science. Although the majority of the course will be qualitative, a good knowlegdge of high-school-level mathematics (algebra and trigonometry)
is expected. Some of the labs will
meet at night and make use of the telescopes at Van Vleck Observatory.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
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- Instructor(s): Johnston,Kathryn V.
- Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: VVO110;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 48)
- SR. major: X Jr. major: X
- SR. non-major: 12 Jr. non-major: 12 SO: 12 FR: 12
- Curricular Renewal: Quantitative Reasoning
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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