Mar 28, 2023  
Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023

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, galaxy structure and classification, and an introduction to cosmology. Application of conceptual and mathematical relationships is a fundamental part of this course.
PREREQUISITE(S): MATH 120  or higher.
(formerly ESC 201)
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