Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

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Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Astronomy I: The Solar System (ASTR 101)

Course Information:

Instructor: Prof. Hanes
Next Session: Fall 2016

Prerequisites: Simple mathematics may occasionally be used for illustrative purposes but no prior mathematical knowledge is assumed or required.
Exclusions: Formerly known as PHYS14, PHYS15

Description:

A non-mathematical introduction to the science of astronomy for non-specialist students. Topics to be covered include the fundamentals of astronomy; an introduction to the tools and techniques of modern observational astronomy; the historical development of our understanding of the Earth, Moon and Solar System; space exploration of Mars, Jupiter, and other planets; the nature of the Sun; and the origin and uniqueness of our Solar System.

NOTE: Also offered online.

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