The contents of this course, as can be seen in the main web page,
can be divided into two parts. The first is a general introduction, including
description of celestial body motions in the sky and discussion of some physics and
observational facility essential to the modern astronomy.
The second covers stellar astronomy, including classification of stars and their evolution.
There will be homework for each chapter.
The final, an open-any-book exam, is scheduled on January 8, 2018.
Author: Seeds & Backman Title: 'Foundations of Astronomy', 13th edition Publisher: Cengage Learning ISBN-10: 1-305-07915-9 ISBN-13: 978-1-305-07915-1References:
GD = F(PT) PT = HW x50% + FN x50% GD: grade F: a monotonic remapping, which will be determined at the end of the semester. HW: homework FN: final