PHYS0003: Nature of the Universe
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PHYS1650: Nature of the Universe
This general education course is offered by the Physics Department,
The University of Hong Kong in the academic year 2013-2014. They are designed
for students in all disciplines and all years.
No prior knowledge in astronomy, physics or higher mathematics is
required. However, some knowledge in science and mathematics is
We will discuss the observational aspect of astronomy and our
solar system, then our own Sun, stars and their evolution,
white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes, galaxies and cosmology.
Many activities have been arranged, including some evening observations
and solar observations. Students are expected to actively participate
in these activities. They are also required to do a presentation,
complete several homeworks and attend the examination.
Tuesday 10:30am-12:20pm, KB726,
Friday 11:30am-12:20pm, LE5.
Dr. Kai-Ming Lee §õ ±Ò ©ú
Rm 415A, CYM Phys. Buld.
Fax: 2559 9152
Consultation Hr.: Wed. 2-4pm
E. Chaisson and S. McMillan: Astronomy Today, 7th ed., (Pearson
E. Chaisson and S. McMillan: Astronomy Today, 6th ed., (Pearson
E. Chaisson and S. McMillan: Astronomy Today, 5th ed., (Prentice Hall,
J.M. Pasachoff, Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe,
6th ed., (Brooks/Cole, 2001).
|Homeworks and other small assignments||25%|
Tutors and Graders
|Mr. Wu Yue||CYMP 525||2859 2571|
|Mr. Huang Weiyi||CYMP 417||2859 2363|
This is a
for students to discuss everything about these courses. Please note that
- No dirty words;
- No solutions to homeworks before the due dates;
- Please send any complaints or suggestions about these courses directly
to the instructors.
The graded Assignment 1, Assignment 2, solar observation
and Assignment 3
could be picked up from our General
Office, Rm 518 CYM Phys. Buld.
- Date: Fri., Dec 13, 2013
- Time: 9:30am-11:30am (two hours)
- Venue: Lindsay Ride Sp. Ctr.
- There will be 25 multiple choice questions and 5 short questions.
The format will NOT be the same as last year. You can find
the complete questions here.
(Sorry, no solution is provided.)
- You will need a calculator.
You could read the acknowledgments and copyright at
Materials from Last Academic Years
The following was assignments of PHYS0001/PHYS0002 for your reference. They
are not very relevant to PHYS0003/PHYS1650.
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