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Discover the Universe AST1002 Section 5008 Fall 2010 Instructor: Prof. Jonathan Tan office: 302 Bryant; tel. 352 392-2052 ext 254; course email (will be sent to the Instructor and TA): ast1002_tan @ astro.ufl.edu personal email: jt @ astro.ufl.edu office hours: Thursdays 1.40pm-2.40pm or by appointment Teaching Assistant: Benjamin Nelson office: 319 Bryant; tel. 352 392-2052 ext 281; benelson @ astro.ufl.edu office hours: in discussion sections, see class website Class Web site: www.astro.ufl.edu /~jt/teaching/ast1002/index.html Lecture time and place: Tuesdays: 11:45am-1:40pm (periods 5 & 6); Thursdays: 12:50pm-1:40pm (period 6) in Pugh 170 Discussion sections: Regular discussion sections will take place in Room 3, Bryant Space Sciences Building (BRT). The schedule of these discussion sections will be announced in class and posted on the class website. Concepts and ideas covered in the lectures will be discussed in more detail, and with greater opportunity for questions from students. Some guidance will be provided for homework questions, although solutions will not be given out before the homework is due. Students are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in these discussion sections and extra credit , up to 5%, can be gained in this way. We will also have a web-based discussion forum for the class where you can post questions and discuss topics. Your participation here can also generate extra credit. Text: th Edition (5 th ed. is ok). Course Contents: This course offers a broad overview of modern astronomy. Our goal is to help you gain an understanding of how the universe works (see calendar below for detailed subject listing). General Education: AST 1002, Discover the Universe, is a GenEd physical science (P) course. The course covers not only the Universe and the bodies in it -- planets, moons, stars, galaxies, etc. -- but also how we know about those things, including our understanding of the underlying physics of orbits and radiation.
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Class Expectations and Obligations: Prepare for each class: We will provide lecture notes on the class web site. Reading assignments for each class are given each lecture. You must complete the reading assignment and read the latest posted notes before each lecture. Participate in lectures:
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course AST 1002 taught by Professor Dr.haywoodsmith,jr during the Spring '07 term at University of Florida.

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