The contents of this course, as can be seen in the main web page,
can be divided into two parts. The first is a general introduction, including
description of celestial body motions in the sky and discussion of some physics and
observational facility essential to the modern astronomy.
The second covers stellar astronomy, including classification of stars and their evolution.
There will be homework for each chapter.
The mid-term and final exams are both open-any-book ones. They are expected to take place on November 5, 2019, and January 7, 2020, respectively.
Author: Geller, Freedman & Kaufmann Title: 'Universe', 11th edition (2019) Publisher: W. H. Freeman ISBN-10: 1-319-03944-8 ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03944-8References:
GD = F(PT) PT = HW x20% + MT x40% + FN x40% GD: grade F: a monotonic remapping, which will be determined at the end of the semester. HW: homework MT: mid-term FN: final