ASTR 350: Fall 2018 Syllabus

Location: HBH 254
          T-Th 10:50 - 12:05
          Friday makeup classes held 3:00 - 4:15.
Text: Carroll & Ostlie Modern Astrophysics


         TOPIC                CHAPTER  NUMBER OF LECTURES             DATES
    Celestial Mechanics        1,2,7          4          T 8/21, Th 8/23, T 8/28, Th 8/30
    Planetary Rings and Tides  20,21          2                   T 9/4, Th 9/6
    Asteroids                   22            1                       T 9/11
    Photometric Concepts         3            2                  Th 9/13, T 9/18
    Radiation and Temperature   5,9           3               Th 9/20, T 9/25, Th 9/27 
    ---------------------                  EXAM #1                 T 10/2
    Stellar Spectra              8            1                    Th 10/4

    --- Midterm break: NO CLASS ---                                T 10/9

    Stellar Structure           10            3             Th 10/11, T 10/16, Th 10/18
    The Sun                     11            1                    T 10/23
    Stellar Evolution          12,13          3             Th 10/25, 10/30, 11/1 
    Supernovae, Variable Stars 14,15          1                     11/6
    Compact Stellar Remnants   16,17,18       3               11/8, 11/13, 11/15     
    ---------------------                  EXAM #2                T 11/20

    --- Thanksgiving: NO CLASS ---                                 Th 11/22

    Stellar Atmosphere Models   8,9           2                 T 11/27, Th 11/29
    ---------------------                Final Exams               T 12/6
    ---------------------                Final Projects            W 12/12