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    orbit

    Definition:

    The path followed by a celestial body because of gravity; an orbit may be bound (elliptical) or unbound (parabolic or hyperbolic).

    • Chapter 1: A Modern View of the Universe
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    • Vocabulary for Chapter 1: A Modern View of the Universe. Find, create, and access Solar System, Planet, Milky Way galaxy, flashcards with Course Hero.

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    Aug 15, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class was full of information about the worlds beyond our own. It was filled with information that I had never been taught by high school astronomy and had some reminders on things that I did now but went into more elaborate detail.

    Course highlights:

    This class not only goes into our solar systems planets and what is the difference between a Jovian and Terrestrial planets but how they are formed and how our galaxy was formed and what type of galaxies there are and the life a star. It goes into the theories of how the universe, galaxies, and solar systems were formed. It also goes into earth and how we are different from every other planet in out system.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    This is a great course if you need to take a science class as a general. The instructor was understanding and easy to contact. I will say that I took this as a "easy" summer course and it wasn't hard but it was very homework heavy since I took the 8 week class so there was more to do in a short time frame and even though it is an online class you have to take the mid-term and final in-person if you live in Maricopa.

    • Summer 2017
    • MICHAELNEWBERRY
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments
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    Jun 26, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    It was a very interesting class that focused on different aspects within the universe including but limited to: Planets and their differences and the formation of the solar system and commits and asteroids and the different types of galaxies and a lot more. And for those of us who need a science class this was a great alternative to chemistry 101 if you don't want to do that.

    Course highlights:

    In the class we went through Planets and their differences and the formation of the solar system and commits and asteroids and the different types of galaxies as well as information about some of the first astronomers and their discoveries including Kelpler and how Newton used Kelplers findings.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    This was a very instresting class if you don't want to take chem but since I took the 8 week class it was very homework heavy including two homework projects on Masteringastrononmy due a week which would take a while to complete as well as a two topic essay (though it didn't need to be very long, Max of 500 words) and an article with a small paragraph about it and 1 quiz a week. This was including the midterm and final which were in person tests unless you couldn't be in person. Luckily he seems to be a pretty lose grader so as long as you read the chapters needed and do the assignments on time you should be fine.

    • Spring 2017
    • MICHAELNEWBERRY
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments


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