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PHYS 1002  -  Introduction to Astrophysics and Astronomy
  
Course last offered 
 :   
Spring 2017/18
Instructor(s)
 :
SOU Iam Keong
No. of credits
 :
3


Teaching Pattern
  • Duration of course: about 13 weeks
  • Lecture hour(s) per week: 3
 
Content
  • Origin of modern astronomy
  • Gravity
  • Light and telescope
  • Star light and atoms
  • Stars (binary, formation, evolution, death)
  • Neutron stars and black holes
  • Normal galaxies
  • Peculiar galaxies
  • Cosmology
  • The solar system
  • Life on other world
 
Remarks
  • Exclusion: PHYS 1006, PHYS 4054
  • Prerequisite: Level 3 or above in HKDSE 1/2x or in HKDSE 1x Physics, or passing grade in *HKCEE
  • Students without the physics prerequisite but have taken PHYS 1001 or equivalent may seek instructor’s approval for enrolling in the course
  • Common Core Course

* HKCEE - Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS