Sep 26, 2018  
Catalog 2018-19 
    
Catalog 2018-19

PHY 201 - Foundations of Astronomy (4 credit hours)


Offered in Fall Term - Odd years only (3-2-0)
An in-depth survey of the solar system, stars, and galaxies. Topics include coordinate systems, distance measuring techniques, laws of motion, electromagnetic radiation and its applications, telescopes, physical and chemical characteristics of planets, satellites, asteroids, and comets, properties of our Sun and other stars, stellar formation and evolution, galaxies, and cosmology. Application of ideas and mathematical relationships is a fundamental part of this course.
PREREQUISITE(S): MATH 112  or higher.
GENERAL EDUCATION DISTRIBUTION AREA: Science
(formerly ESC 201)
Master Syllabi: share.ncmich.edu/academics/master_syllabi