INTRODUCTORY ASTROPHYSICS: SOLAR SYSTEM
This course presents a broad introduction to the science of astronomy
and astrophysics. It is designed to be a two-semester sequence with
the first semester (ASTR120) concentrating on our Solar System and the
second semester (ASTR121) focusing on our Galaxy and the wider
Universe. The intent of this course is to give the student a solid
background in the primary physical concepts relevant to astronomy, and
a broad exposure to the astronomical Universe. This course is for
science majors or those with a strong interest in science.
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Lecture schedule and links to figures:
Please note that the majority of figures included in the links below
are from the course textbook (Universe, by Freedman & Kaufmann.
Publisher: Freeman). They are intended for use by UMd ASTR120
students only and may not be reproduced or used by other parties
without the explicit permission of the publishers.