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    Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  Feb 22, 2018
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHYS 1304 - Introduction to Astronomy: Solar System

3 sem. hrs. (2:2) TCCNS Equivalent: PHYS 1304
This is one of two courses in the introduction to astronomy sequence which emphasizes the nature of astronomical phenomena over the mathematical analysis of them. This course introduces astronomical phenomena related to the Solar System such as apparent motion of the Sun, phases of the Moon and apparent and true motion of the planets. Main focus will be on the objects comprising the Solar System: planets, their moons, asteroids, comets and trans-Neptunian bodies. A portion of the course will be dedicated to the formation and development of the Solar System and other, extrasolar planetary systems. The course also will touch the aspects of human exploration of the Solar System and the role of technology in our learning and understanding of the Solar System. This includes the history and the basics of robotic and manned spaceflights. This course counts toward the natural science component of University Core Curriculum. Corequisite:  SMTE 0095 - Physics Laboratory Safety Seminar   - Required every semester for lab-based courses.  The Safety Seminar must be completed before the Census Date of the semester to participate in the lab portion of this course. Offered every Spring and Summer.

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