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PHYSICS 1002 - Astronomy I

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3320
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 7 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: PHYSICS 1007
Assessment: Exam, practical work, In-Semester tests & essay
Syllabus:

This course aims to present a survey of astronomical science, including highlights of modern exploration and the open questions in astronomy. Topics include the formation and characteristics of the Solar System, including the planets and minor members of the system; Telescopes; the Sun; the birth, life and death of stars; galaxies and dark matter; active galaxies and quasars; Big Bang cosmology. There are no formal prerequisites for the course, though mathematical literacy at year 10 level is assumed.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3320 Wed 14/08/2013 Sat 31/08/2013 Fri 20/09/2013 Fri 01/11/2013


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20161 LE01 235 18 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 12pm - 1pm Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 12pm - 1pm Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 12pm - 1pm Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am Darling West, G14, Darling West Lecture Theatre
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20162 TU01 115 10 8 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
20163 TU02 120 8 9 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 309, Hughes Lecture Theatre