Physics 1303 - Stars and Galaxies
- Physics 1303 - Stars and Galaxies Course Syllabus
- First Day Handout for Fall 2019 (modified 8/21)
- Daily log for Fall 2019
- Schedule for Fall 2019
- Lesson Outlines (Protected)
- PowerPoint Presentations (Student Access with Password Only)
- Worksheets (Protected)
- This course is based on the study of stars, galaxies, and the universe outside of our solar system.
Mastery of this course will give the student a good understanding of how our universe is structured and its progression.
Cross-listed as ASTR 1303.
- Measurable Learning Outcomes:
- Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able:
to describe the basic properties of stars: distance, spectral class, motion, magnitude, composition, and parallax;
to discuss the classification scheme of stars as to spectral classes;
to explain the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and how it relates to stellar evolution;
to explain the stages of stellar evolution as the birth, life, and death of any size star;
to explain the interstellar medium and how it relates to atoms, molecules, dust, and nebulae;
to identify the classification scheme for binary stars, the importance of binary stars to astronomy,
and the origin and evolution of binary systems;
to describe the various types of natural star groupings in our galaxy and how they evolved; and,
to describe the structure of our galaxy (both historical and modern) and the galactic coordinate system.