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Textbook
Fraknoi, Morrsion and Wolff, Voyages Through the Universe, Third Edition (Harcourt College, 2004)
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Course Description

Here is a description of the course I wrote to replace the one in the Loyola Undergraduate Bulletin. It describes in more detail the range of topics to be covered:

PHYS Z134 Astronomy (3 credits)
Common Curriculum: Natural Sciences Modern

This course is designed to acquaint the non-scientist with the models which best describe our observations of the universe as well as the ways in which modern-day astronomers use those observations to deduce the nature of the universe. Topics include: astronomical explanations for phenomena such as tides, eclipses, seasons and phases of the moon; models of planetary motion from Ptolemy to Copernicus to Kepler; observed properties of planets, moons, comets and other occupants of our solar system; the structure, evolution, and eventual fate of a star.

Prerequisite: Any MATH course numbered 100 or above

Physics 1411: Introduction to Astronomy (UTB, Spring 2001)

I taught a similar course at the University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College in 2001. For more of an idea of the nature of the course (including a list of lecture topics), my webpage describing that course.


Last Modified: 2011 April 6

Dr. John T. Whelan / john.whelan@astro.rit.edu / Associate Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences & Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, Rochester Institute of Technology

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