AST 1002: Course Topics
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- Course topics present an overview of astronomy and illustrate scientific methodology.
- Other AST 1002 sections may select and treat course topics differently. (A one semester course is too brief to cover the universe!)
- Topics are identified by the letters (AH) below.
A. The Visible Sky Appearance of the Night Sky (Observation in Science) B. The New Astronomy Motions of the Planets (Order in Science) C. The Planets Comparative Planetology (Classification in Science) D. Star Light EM Radiation from the Stars (Analysis in Science) E. Measuring Stars Fundamentals of the Stellar Population (Measurement in Science) F. The HR Diagram Sorting Out Stellar Characteristics (Interpretation in Science) G. Stellar Twins Binary Stars: The Mass-Luminosity Relation (Correlation in Science) H. Stellar Aging Structure & Evolution of Stars (Theory, Model Building & Unification)
- Topic Outlines are available for all eight topics
(Click on each Topic Letter above (A, B, C, etc.) to go directly to the outline for that topic.)
- Be sure to check each Topic Outline for possible Study Guide questions you can omit
- A Final Exam Outline for a cumulate final exam (Exam #5) is also available if the course has a cumulative final exam.
(The Final Exam for AST 1002 Summer A or Summer B sections is not cumulative.)
- Additions or corrections will be announced in class or by the course electronic subscription list (AST1002-L).
- Class PowerPoint Presentations are available for all eight topics
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