Course Introduction

  • Warning! Warning! Don't let the "1000" course number fool you.

    • 1000-level means there are no pre-requisites. It does not mean the course is "easy."

    • Astronomy is Applied Physics.

      • The first part of the course contains lectures about Newton's Laws of Motion and Electromagnetic Radiation, for example.

      • Math is kept to a minimum, but conceptual thinking and visualization are constant themes.

    • The information content/density of this section is significant.

  • In the past few years alone...

    Revised August 26, 2009