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 2014-2015. It is 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.
Monday 11:30am-12:20pm, T3
Wednesday 11:30am-12:20pm, T3
Friday 11:30am-12:20pm, T3.
Dr. Kai-Ming Lee
Rm 415A, CYM Phys. Buld.
Fax: 2559 9152
Consultation Hr.: Wed. 2-4pm
E. Chaisson and S. McMillan: Astronomy Today, 8th ed., (Pearson
E. Chaisson and S. McMillan: Astronomy Today, 7th ed., (Pearson
E. Chaisson and S. McMillan: Astronomy Today, 6th ed., (Pearson
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. Wu Hao||CYMP 418||2859 8976|
|Ms. Yao Juan||CYMP 418||2859 8976|
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 instructor.
- The Moodle page of this course is now active.
The graded Solar Observation, Assignment 1, Assignment 2
and Assignment 3
could be picked up from our General
Office, Rm 518 CYM Phys. Buld.
- Date: Wed., May 20, 2015
- Time: 9:30am-11:30am
- Venue: Rm 167 Main Bldg.
- There will be 25 multiple choice questions and 5 short questions.
Students can find the questions and
solution of first semester of
- You will need a calculator.
You could read the acknowledgments and copyright at
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