ASTR 1: Cosmic Evolution
Motion, gravity, light, and particles as applicable to astronomy. The origin, evolution, and final state of our physical
universe. Formation, evolution, and properties of our galaxy and other galaxies, the sun and other stars, and our solar system. Extrasolar planets and the possibility of life elsewhere in the
universe. Emphasis is on the development of the cosmos and its components.
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Message Area For Curent Students in ASTR 1 (Homework Assignments, etc.)
Todd Duncan & Craig Tyler. YOUR COSMIC CONTEXT: An Introduction to Modern Cosmology. Pearson
Roger A. Freedman & William J. Kaufmann III. UNIVERSE: Stars & Ga;axies, 3rd Edition, W. H. Freeman & Company.