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Physics 6950-003 Syllabus
Fall Semester 2013
- Course Objectives:
During the semester we will cover the following topics:
- Solar system and celestial mechanics.
- Celestial coordinate systems, skymaps and sundials
- Telescopes, radiation and detectors
- Distance, magnitude, nature and evolution of stars.
- Galaxies and the big-bang theory.
- Aspects astronomy the introduction of astrophysics in science education programs.
- Recommended Prerequisites
- You need to be a part of the MSSST program in order to take this course, or have special permission from the MSSST program.
- Class meetings:
- Wednesday 17:00-20:00 in JFB B-1
- Homework Assignments
- Homework assignments are available on-line as well as in hard copies on request. There will be a homework assignement once every week or two.
- Grading Scheme
- The course grade is based on homework, short in class tests and end of semester projects. Grading formula: Tests 30%, homework 35%, project 35%.
- Honor System and Collaboration Policy
- Collaboration on tests is not permitted. Collaboration on homework
assignments is encouraged, provided the collaboration involves roughly the
same amount of give and take. However, students may submit only their own
work for grading and this work must be written solo, without copying from
any other sources. Students are on their honor to adhere to this policy.
- ADA Compliance
- The University of Utah Physics Department seeks to provide equal
access to its programs, services and activities for people with disabilities.
If you will need accommodations in this class, reasonable prior notice needs
to be given to the instructor and to the Center for Disability Services,
162 Olpin Union Bldg, 581-5020 (V/TDD) to make arrangements for accommodations.
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