Physics 103: General Astronomy

Spring 2014

Class Goals



Syllabus | Class Rules

Professor:
Tyler Nordgren    AHON 126    ext. 8660     

Class Hours:
Lecture:    MW  2:30 - 3:50 pm Gregory 161
Laboratory AHON 117: Thursday 9:30 am - 12:20 pm OR 1:00 - 3:50 pm OR Friday 1:00 - 3:50pm.


All homework and lectures will be posted to the Mastering Astronomy website.

The class ID for Mastering Astronomy is: NORDGREN2014

For this first assignment:

Homework 1: Due Wednesday, January 15 at 9:30am:

Read Bennett "Cosmic Perspective" Chapter 3 and this Scientific Method article.

Do HW1: End of chapter questions: 17-22,30, 31

Lecture 1 (1/13) - Scientific Method

Homework 2: Due day of Lab, January 16 or 17 at 9:30am:

Read Bennett "Cosmic Perspective" Chapter 3 and this Harmony of Worlds article.

Do HW1: End of chapter questions: 26,27

Lecture 2 (1/15) - Kepler's Laws

Homework 3: Due Wednesday, January 22 at 9:30am:

Read Bennett "Cosmic Perspective" Chapter 5.

Do HW3: End of chapter questions: 18,22,27,34,37

Lecture 3 (1/20) - Light

Lecture for Wednesday: Lecture 4 (1/22) - Spectral Lines

All future readings and assignments will be posted to the Mastering Astronomy website.


Redlands SkyViews A page that tells you what events are going on in the sky tonight over Redlands. See the International Space Station or catch the moon as it passes in front of another planet.

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