Readings and Exercises: There will be a weekly reading of about 25 pages from Aller, plus about six usually simple writing or calculational exercises, assigned in class.
|Sep. 9||Historical Overview||click||Aller, p. 1-14|
|Sep. 14, 16||Introduction to the Stars||click||p. 15-34|
|Sep. 21, 23||Light & Spectra||click||p. 35-56|
|Sep. 28, 30||Atoms & Molecules||-||handout|
|Oct. 5, 7||Gravity's Pull||click||p. 57-71|
|Oct. 12, 14||Stellar Atmospheres||-||p. 72-103|
|Oct. 19||(midterm exam)||-||-|
|Oct. 21||Stellar Spectra||-||-|
|Oct. 26, 28||Stellar Spectra||click||p. 104-126|
|Nov. 2||(Election Day holiday)||-||-|
|Nov. 4||Varieties of Stars||-||p. 127-141|
|Nov. 9, 11||Stellar Interiors||click A>||p. 142-166|
|Nov. 16, 18||Birth and Life of Stars||click||p. 167-203|
|Nov. 23, 25||Stellar Aging||-||p. 204-254|
|Nov. 30, Dec. 2||Stars, Gas & Dust||click||p. 255-280|
|Dec. 7, 9||Stellar Oddities||click||p. 281-313|
|Dec. 14||New Windows to the Stars||-||-|
|Dec. 15||(Optional review session)||-||-|
|Dec. 21||(Final exam, 1:10-4pm)||-||-|
Assignments:Exercises are due the Wednesday of the following week, in class. Solution sets will be distributed at the end of class that day.
Examinations:The midterm exam will cover the readings, exercises and lecture material relevant through chapter 4 (p. 71) of Aller and the September 28th handout. The final exam will cover all material, with emphasis on chapters 5-12 of Aller.
Grading will consist of 50% weekly exercises, 25% final exam, 15% midterm exam and 10% class participation. The lowest three exercise grades (10% of the course grade) or the equivalent on the exams will be dropped in computing the final grade.
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Last updated: 2 September 1998.