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School of Science & Engineering: Physics > Course Descriptions

PHY205 Exploring the Solar System

Introduction to solar system including history of astronomy, laws of mechanics and gravitation, motions of heavenly bodies, telescopes, space exploration and descriptions of sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteors. Planetarium demonstrations, sky viewing with telescopes and computer simulations. No science preparation required. Limited use of algebra. No prerequisite.

Credits

  • 3

Attributes

  • GE3: NSCI
  • Liberal Arts
  • Systematic Inquiry

Restrictions

  • Must be enrolled in the following level: Undergraduate
  • May not be enrolled in the following major: Physics (511)

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