Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy

Lecture Schedule

Date Topic Reading (Ch #) Homework
W Sep 6 Introduction to class, universe, & sky 1  
F Sep 8 Solar cycles & seasons 2.1  
W Sep 13 Lunar cycles & eclipses 2.2 #1 due (5am Th)
F Sep 15 Planetary motions; Greek astronomy 2.3, 3.1  
W Sep 20 Copernicus, Tycho, & Kepler 3.1 #2 due (5am Th)
F Sep 22 Galileo & Newton 3.1, 3.2  
W Sep 27 Gravity & orbits 3.3 #3 due (5am Th)
F Sep 29 Light Ch5-tools  
W Oct 4 Telescopes Ch3-tools #4 due (5am Th)
F Oct 6 Overview of the solar system 4.1  
W Oct 11 Conservation laws Ch4-tools #5 due (5am Th)
F Oct 13 Solar system formation 4.2  
W Oct 18 Solar system formation 4.2, 4.3 #6 due (5am Th)
F Oct 20 The Earth, the Moon, & Mercury 5.1  
W Oct 25 Midterm: 12:00 - 1:20 PM, Scott Hall 123 Covers through HW #6  
F Oct 27 Earth, Venus, & Mars 5.1  
W Nov 1 Mars 5.1, 5.2 #7 due (5am Th)
F Nov 3 Evolution of terrestrial atmospheres 5.2, 5.3  
W Nov 8 Jovian planets: interiors & atmospheres 6.1 #8 due (5am Th)
F Nov 10 Jovian planets: rings & moon systems 6.1  
W Nov 15 Moons, Pluto, & TNOs 6.2 #9 due (5am Th)
F Nov 17 Comets & asteroids 6.2  
W Nov 22 Meteors & impacts (FRI SCHEDULE) 6.2, 6.3  
F Nov 24 Thanksgiving Break: NO CLASS    
W Nov 29 Extrasolar planets: detection 7.1 #10 due (5am Th)
F Dec 1 Extrasolar planets: properties 7.2  
W Dec 6 Revising the nebular theory 7.3 #11 due (5am Th)
F Dec 8 Life elsewhere in the solar system? 15.1  
W Dec 13 Life on extrasolar planets? first 3 pages of 15.2 #12 due (5am Th)
       
T Dec 19 Final Exam, 9:30 - 11:00 AM, Location: TBD Covers HW #7 - #12  

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