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The Sun (ASTR 140)

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Physical Sciences
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • This course has a lecture with 2 hours.
  • This course has a lab with 2 hours.

Introductory astronomy involving ancient shadow and sun positional astronomy, evolution of our sun and similar stars, interior modeling of the sun involving its temperature, pressure and energy transport; magnetic properties associated with sun surface features as sunspots, prominences, and flairs; and the effects of the sun on the earth. Solar telescope observation to be arranged. This course meets General Education requirements: Scientific Understanding Lab. Pre-Requisites:MATH 010 with a grade of C- or better or minimum Math score of 15 on ACT or minimum score of 350 on SAT. Typically Offered On Demand

 

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