Astronomy 7A

Astronomy 7A

Astronomy 7A Course Information

Instructor: Courtney Dressing

Course ID: 20916

Meeting Time: TuTh 5-6:30pm

Course Description: This is the first part of an overview of astrophysics, with an emphasis on the way in which physics is applied to astronomy. This course deals with the solar system and stars, while 7B covers galaxies and cosmology. Solar system topics include orbital mechanics, geology of terrestrial planets, planetary atmospheres, and the formation of the solar system. The study of stars will treat determination of observations, properties and stellar structure, and evolution. The physics in this course includes mechanics and gravitation; kinetic theory of gases; properties of radiation and radiative energy transport; quantum mechanics of photons, atoms, and electrons; and magnetic fields.

Fall 2022 Services Offered  

Services are offered in partnership with the Departments of Astronomy and Physics. Please visit the link below to view service hours and locations. 

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Note: SLC services are complementary to academic support offered by the course instructional team, campus departments, and the residence halls. The SLC Science Program is run by professional learning specialists and services are provided by trained peer staff.