Astronomy: Solar System - PHY 141

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PHY 141 - Astronomy: Solar System
Introduces astronomy of the solar system, including the Sun, planets, their satellites, and other solar system objects. Includes discussions of the development of astronomy through the ages, recent discoveries, and experience with the types of mathematical exercises and observational skills essential for an understanding of the fundamental principles of solar system astronomy. Assignments require fluency in arithmetic, unit conversion, basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. This course is cross-listed with NAS 131. Credit will not be awarded for both.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits