AST 1002: Course Textbooks
Spring 2003 [Sections 0422 & 0427]Site Map Prof. Cohen Department of Astronomy University of Florida
Last updated January 8, 2003
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The Following Materials Are Needed For This Course Contents of This Page 1. Syllabus 2. Study Guide 3. Textbook
Cohen, H.L., Ast 1002: Spring Semester, 2003
- Obtain a printed copy of the basic (abridged) course syllabus from your professor
- The printed version does not contain most of the information you need for this course
- The full version (called course information) is on this course web site
- Read the printed syllabus carefully but then
- Go through this entire web site very carefully
- Print out hard copies of whatever pages you wish
You are responsible for all material both in the printed syllabus and on this web site.
2. Course Study Guide
Cohen, H.L., Astronomy Study Guide
(Version 8.2, January 2002)
NOTE: The publisher goofed when printing copies of the current edition of the Study Guide. The current version of the Study Guide is Ver. 8.2, January 2002. However, the publisher mistakenly changed the year on the cover pages from 2002 to 2003. If you bought a Study Guide and it says Ver. 8.2, January 2003 keep it. It is identical to the Ver. 8.2, January 2002 edition except for the year on the cover pages!
- Contents The Study Guide contains past examination questions (incl. answers), several worked problems, important tables and figures summaries of class PowerPoint presentations for each of the course topics.
- Older Versions Older versions of The Study Guide may not contain class PowerPoint summaries, may have certain tables or figures missing, may have outdated material, and may contain typos now corrected in the latest version. (Example: Ver. 8.1 is missing some critical Powerpoint slides and a figure.)
Note: The PowerPoint slides are also available on this web site. However, the printed slides take up approximately 200 pages and require Adobe Acrobat. In addition, some users occasionally experience difficulty downloading some of the pages.
Latest Version January 2002, Ver. 8.2
Bring Astronomy Study Guide to every classyou will need it to see tables and figures discussed during lectures plus it includes PowerPoint class presentations.
- Where to Buy The Astronomy Study Guide is available only from The Florida Book Store (FBS), 1614 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32604, (352-376-6066), Cost $25. (Course textbook also available from The Florida Bookstore)
- Locator Map See map if you do not know location of the Florida Book Store
Study Guide Readings Look at the Reading List to see what pages (questions, tables, figures, etc.) relate to the current topic.
Study Guide available only from
The Florida Book Store
1614 West University Ave.
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NOTE: SECTIONS TAUGHT BY OTHER ASTRONOMY PROFESSORS MAY USE A DIFFERENT TEXTBOOK
- Chaisson, E. & McMillan, S. (© 2001), Astronomy: A Beginners Guide to the Universe, 3rd ed.
Prentice Hall., Upper Saddle River, NJ, Approx. 528 pages (Paper).
Includes free CD-ROM. (not needed for this class). $76 New; $57 Used. ISBN 0-13-087307-1.
- Textbook is available from local bookstores including:
- Florida Bookstore (FBS)
- Campus Bookstore
- Goerings Book Store, Campus Location
(1717 NW 1 Avenue, 352-372-3975 email@example.com)
- T.I.S. College Bookstore (formerly UBS) [map]
- Through the web from online college book stores such as:
- CD ROM: The textbook includes a CD-ROM (not required for this class).
- Reading Assignments
- Check the Semester Calendar to determine which topics each lecture will cover.
- Then look at the Reading List to see what pages relate to the current topic.
- Note: You do not have to bring the textbook to class (but bring your Study Guide.)
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Some sections of AST 1002
use a different book.
(Make sure you get this one!)
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