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Physics 10293 is the course number for Archaeoastronomy.
It is taught by Dr.
Doug Ingram. The course has no prerequisites (some basic algebra and
trigonometry will be used), and it is considered to be independent from
the other semesters of 10000-level Astronomy (Physics 10273 and 10263).
Physics 10293 covers naked-eye astronomy (including the motion of the Sun, Moon and stars) and also how other cultures practiced astronomy.
Physics 10293 satisfies the Natural Science (NSC) requirement and the Cultural Awareness (CA) requirement in the TCU core. There is no non-lab version of the course. In order to pass the course, you must complete 10 labs outside of class during your scheduled lab section. Your final grade is a combination of 20% of the lab grade
and 80% of the lecture grade.
- Motions in the Sky I - Stars, Coordinate Systems, Celestial Sphere
- Motions in the Sky II - The Sun and the Seasons
- The Moon I - Orbit, Phases and Eclipses
- Gravity - Planetary Orbits, Tides, Kepler's Laws
- Science and Philosophy - Feynman and Pine Readings
About the Author.