ASTR 1101: Introduction to the Solar System

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 2.0 h
Credits 4.0

Course Description

Lectures and labs will introduce the night sky and the solar system including the motions of celestial bodies on the celestial sphere and the use of different coordinate systems; orbits of planets and moons; the concept of comparative planetology; recent discoveries in the solar system; and optics and telescopes. The course will include the use of fundamental equations of physics.

Students will receive credit for only one of ASTR 1101, 3310, or PHYS 1205.

Prerequisite(s): Physics 11; and Mathematics 12 or Precalculus 12.

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