Week 1 Lecture 1
Tues. Jan. 8
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
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)
Assignments (5): 15%
Experiential Activities (5): 15%
Midterm Exam: 30%
Final Exam: 40%
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.