Course Number & Name: PHY 113 Astronomy
Credit Hours: 4.0 Contact Hours: Lecture/Lab: Other:
Course Description: This is an introductory course in astronomy. The major topics covered are: historic works of Aristotle, Ptolemy, Brahe, Kepler and Copernicus, age and origin of the Solar System with descriptions of the planets and their satellites, structure and evaluation of the Sun and other stars. Additional topics include: nature of light, atomic structure, gravitation, and relativity. Lecture and laboratory work is supported by individual assistance and computer activities.