PHYS 2500 - Foundations of Astronomy 3 Credit(s)
Cross-listed: ASTR 2500
Enrollment Requirement: Prerequisite: MATH 1250 or equivalent; PHYS 2110 /PHYS 2210 /PHYS 3210 or equivalent.
This Foundations course provides an introduction to the breadth of Astronomy through the use of astronomical examples to reinforce physical concepts such as distance scales, magnitudes, mass, velocity, temperature, pressure and angular momentum. Topics include the celestial sphere, coordinate systems, Kepler’s Laws, orbits, eclipses, tides, emission and absorption spectra, astronomical detection of light, telescopes, the Sun, properties of stars, our Galaxy, and galaxies.
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