Course Number & Name:  PHY 113 Astronomy

Credit Hours:  4.0            Contact Hours:                               Lecture/Lab:             Other:  

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in MTH 092 or placement; or by permission of the instructor
Concurrent Courses: 

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.

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