ASTR1120H - INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY
Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Web Page: www.physast.uga.edu/~loris/astr1120h/prob.html
Class Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-3:15 PM in Physics 302
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:30 AM (or by appointment)
Stars, Galaxies, & Cosmology – The Cosmic Perspective – Bennett, Donahue, Schneider, & Voit (3rd Edition)
Exams: Two (2) exams during the semester - 30% each
Final Exam - May 4, 2004 - 40%
You are responsible for attending class to find out exactly when the mid-terms will be scheduled. The date and time of the final exam are scheduled by the University.
If you miss an exam, you will be allowed to make it up if you have a valid absence.
Letter Grades: We will follow the traditional system: A is for an average of 90.00 or above, B is for the range 80.00 – 89.99, C is for 70.00 – 79.99, D is for 60.00 – 69.99, and F is for any average below 60.00.
Problem Sets: 5-15 problems assigned each week, neither collected nor graded. However, you should feel free to come and discuss these problems with me if they give you trouble. Your incentive for doing the problems is that many similar problems will show up on the exams. Solutions will be posted on the web page.
Jan. 4 - Handing out of syllabi – Read Chapter 1
Jan. 18 - Basic Properties of Light – Ch. 6
Jan. 25 - Special Relativity – Ch. S2
Feb. 1 - General Relativity – Ch. S3
Feb. 28 - The Death of Stars – Ch. 18
Mar. 14 - Our Galaxy – Ch. 21
Mar. 21 - Galaxies in the Universe – Ch. 20
Mar. 28 - Galaxy Evolution – Ch. 21
Apr. 4 - Dark Matter – Ch. 22
Apr. 11 - Cosmology: I – Ch. 23
Apr. 18 - Cosmology: II – Ch. 23
Apr. 25 - SETI – Ch. 24
Reading Day (Friday, April 30th, 2004 )
FINAL EXAM (May 4th, 2004)