JTW > Courses > Physics 1411: Introduction to Astronomy

In the spring semester of 2001, I taught a one-semester astronomy course for non-science-majors at The University of Texas at Brownsville. The problem sets and lecture notes, in HTML format, were made availble to the students over the web.

If you'd like information on the course or teaching materials beyond what's listed below, feel free to email me at john.whelan@astro.rit.edu.


The text used was Voyages through the Universe by Fraknoi, Morrison and Wolff (Harcourt College, 2000)


I. The Sky (Observational and Ancient Astronomy)
(Voyages Chapters 1-4)
II. Planets (Planetary/Solar System Science)
(Chapters 6, 9 and 11)
III. Stars (Stellar Structure & Evolution)
(Chapters 17 and 21)

Lecture topics

Last Modified: 2011 April 6

Dr. John T. Whelan / john.whelan@astro.rit.edu / Professor, School of Mathematical Sciences & Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, Rochester Institute of Technology

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