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 12:30pm-1:20pm, P1,
Thursday 12:30pm-1:20pm, P1,
Friday 12:30pm-1:20pm, P1.
Dr. Kai-Ming Lee
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).
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- No dirty words;
- No solutions to homeworks before the due dates;
- Please send any complaints or suggestions about these courses directly
to the instructor.
- First day of class: Sep 1, 2014.
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