ASTR 350: Fall 2002 Syllabus

Text: Carroll & Ostlie Modern Astrophysics
T-Th 10:50 - 12:05; Friday classes held 3:00 - 4:15.

         TOPIC                CHAPTER  NUMBER OF LECTURES         DATES
    Celestial Mechanics        1,2,7          4              8/27, 8/29, 9/17, 9/19
    Planetary Rings and Tides   20            2                  9/20, 9/24
    Asteroids                   21            1                     9/26
    Photometric Concepts         3            2                  9/27, 10/1
    Radiation and Temperature   5,9           3               10/3, 10/4, 10/8 
    Stellar Spectra              8            1                     10/10
    ---------------------                  EXAM #1                  10/11
    Stellar Structure           10            3              10/17, 10/22, 10/24
    The Sun                     11            1                     10/29
    Stellar Evolution          12,13          3               10/31, 11/5, 11/7 
    Supernovae, Variable Stars 14,17          1                     11/12
    Compact Stellar Remnants   15,16          3               11/14, 11/19, 11/21     
    ---------------------                  EXAM #2                  11/26
    Stellar Atmosphere Models   9             2                  12/3, 12/5    
    ---------------------                Final Projects   Finals Week (Exact Date TBD)