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PHYS 1006  -  Astronomy for Beginners
  
Course last offered 
 :   
Summer 2016/17
Instructor(s)
 :
CHEN Tian Wen
No. of credits
 :
3


Teaching Pattern
  • Duration of course: about 14 weeks
  • Lecture hour(s) / tutorial hour(s) per week: 3 / TBA
 
Content
  • Introduction to our Universe; observation in astronomy; origin of modern astronomy
  • Newton's law of motions; gravity; light, atoms and telescope
  • The Sun; stellar formation and evolution; white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes
  • The Milky way Galaxy; Normal galaxies, active galaxies and supermassive black holes
  • Foundation of modern cosmology; dark matter, dark energy and the fate of the Universe; the beginning of time
 
Remarks
  • Exclusion(s): Level 3 or above in HKDSE 1/2x Physics OR HKDSE 1x Physics, a passing grade in AL/AS Physics, PHYS 1001, PHYS 1002, PHYS 4054
  • Common Core Course

 

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