Physics 20A - Introduction to Astronomy

MWF 11:00-12:50 . . . Room CS209 . . . Code 47210
Instructor: Jeff Cooke
Text: 'Discovering the Universe' by Comins and Kauffmann, 7th edition


Syllabus

Date
Summer 2006 Schedule
Topics
June 26th
Celestial Mechanics
Introduction, Chapter 1
June 28th
Celestial Mechanics/History of Astronomy
Chapter 1 & 2
June 30th
History of Astronomy/Light and Telescopes
Chapter 2 & 3
July 3rd
Light and Telescopes/Light and Matter
Chapter 3 & 4
July 5th
Light and Matter
Chapter 4
July 7th
Solar System Formation
Chapter 5
July 10th
The Earth
Chapter 6
July 12th
Chapters 1 - 4
Exam 1
July 14th
The Moon/The Terrestrial Planets
Chapter 6 & 7
July 17th
The Terrestrial Planets
Chapter 7
July 19th
The Jovian Planets
Chapter 8
July 20th
Asteroids, Meteoroids, and Comets
Chapter 9
July 21st
The Sun
Sections of Chapter 10
July 24th
Stellar Classification/Stellar Evolution
Sections of Chapter 11 & 12
July 26th
Chapters 5 - 9
Exam 2
July 28th
NO CLASS!
Have a great weekend
July 31st
Stellar Evolution/Stellar Deaths
Sections of Chapter 12 & 13
August 2nd
Cumulative
Final Exam

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