PHYS 190 Lecture Notes - Robert Zemeckis, Philip Morrison, Albert Allen Bartlett

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Week 1 Lecture 1
Tues. Jan. 8
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Some novel features of this course:
Survey course designed expressly for non-science students
Satisfies both Sci-B and Q requirements
Science students: can take only before finishing 1st year
Experiential activities major part of course!
Get out of the classroom and do science!
Physics experiments & computer simulation labs
Optional astronomical observation projects
Physics 190: Intro to Astronomy
Dr. “Howard” Trottier
Office: Room P8437
Office Hours: MWF afternoons
Email: trottier@sfu.ca
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Exams:
Multiple choice, fill-in-blank, & brief essays
Midterm: Thursday February 21
Final: Wednesday April 17 3:30-6:30PM
No changes to date except for documented “extraordinary”
circumstances (such as a family medical emergency)
Grading Scheme
Assignments (5): 15%
Experiential Activities (5): 15%
Midterm Exam: 30%
Final Exam: 40%
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Science students: can take only before nishing 1st year. Get out of the classroom and do science! No changes to date except for documented extraordinary circumstances (such as a family medical emergency) Chaisson & mcmillan, astronomy: beginner"s guide (7th ed. ) Cover about 2/3 of textbook, often in bits & pieces (detailed chapter list on webct) All assignments & practice for exams will use this on-line system. Bundled with 7th edition or purchased separately at bookstore. Won"t use many of the tutorial periods: rst tutorial thursday. Each section (la01 la08) is divided into two groups. Typically, group1 = a-lee and group2 = leu-z (last name) Exact split for each lab section given in handout. You must attend the day/time period (la section) speci ed by. Registrar, and only on the ve weeks i specify for your group. Next week (jan. 17/18): group1 for all la sections. Following week (jan. 24/25): group2 for all la sections. La01 = r 9:30-10:50am la08 = f 3:30-4:50pm.

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