Jun 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
  
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AST 103 - Principles of Astronomy (SL)


Principles of Astronomy (SL) provides the basic concepts of the astronomical study of the universe the relationship of Earth to the universe.  The scientific principles needed to understand the concepts in astronomy are presented and include Newton’s laws of motion and of universal gravitation, the nature of light, spectroscopy, atomic structure, special relativity, thermonuclear reactions, and general relativity.  Topics include the solar system, the sun and other stars, galaxies, and modern ideas in cosmology.  Appropriate laboratory exercises and at-home activities are integrated into the course. 
Credits: 4
Prerequisite(s): MAT 092 or MAT 097  
Corequisite(s): EGL 093  



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