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This is an introductory astronomy survey class that covers our understanding of the physical universe and its major constituents, including planetary systems, stars, galaxies, black holes, quasars, larger structures, and the universe as a whole....
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Recommandé : 7 hours/week

Approx. 32 heures pour terminer
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English

Sous-titres : English
Globe

Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

Réinitialisez les dates limites selon votre disponibilité.
Clock

Recommandé : 7 hours/week

Approx. 32 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

1

Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Week 1

Welcome to The Evolving Universe!...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 90 min), 2 lectures, 7 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Welcome1 min
The Oldest Science6 min
Astronomy as a Science12 min
Messengers from the Universe21 min
Distances and Scales18 min
Kepler's Laws, Newton's Laws, and Dynamics of the Solar System23 min
Celestial Coordinate Systems, Time Systems, and Earth Rotation6 min
Reading2 lectures
Lesson Slides10 min
Lesson Slides10 min
Quiz7 exercices pour s'entraîner
Self-Test Questions: The Oldest Science4 min
Self-Test Questions: Astronomy as a Science4 min
Self-Test Questions: Messengers from the Universe4 min
Self-Test Questions: Distances and Scales4 min
Self-Test Questions: Kepler's Laws, Newton's Laws, and Dynamics of the Solar System4 min
Self-Test Questions: Celestial Coordinate Systems, Time Systems, and Earth Rotation4 min
Quiz 120 min

2

Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Week 2

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Reading
10 vidéos (Total 97 min), 2 lectures, 11 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Geometric Optics, Angular Resolution11 min
Detectors (UV, Visible, and IR)9 min
Radio Telescopes7 min
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes6 min
Non-Electromagnetic Observations4 min
Basics and Kirchoff's Laws11 min
The Origin of Spectroscopic Lines12 min
Blackbody Radiation and Other Continuum Emission Mechanisms9 min
Fluxes and Magnitudes8 min
Reading2 lectures
Lesson Slides10 min
Lesson Slides10 min
Quiz11 exercices pour s'entraîner
Self-Test Questions: Optical Telescopes (UV, Visible, IR)4 min
Self-Test Questions: Geometric Optics, Angular Resolution4 min
Self-Test Questions: Detectors (UV, Visible, IR)4 min
Self-Test Questions: Radio Telescopes4 min
Self-Test Questions: X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes4 min
Self-Test Questions: Non-Electromagnetic Observations4 min
Self-Test Questions: Basics and Kirchoff's Laws4 min
Self-Test Questions: The Origin of Spectroscopic Lines4 min
Self-Test Questions: Blackbody Radiation and Other Continuum Emission Mechanisms4 min
Self-Test Questions: Fluxes and Magnitudes4 min
Quiz 232 min

3

Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Week 3

...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 87 min), 2 lectures, 8 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Interstellar Dust: Extinction and Reddening8 min
Star Formation17 min
Formation of Planetary Systems3 min
Contents of the Solar System23 min
Formation of the Solar System14 min
Planetary Atmospheres4 min
Reading2 lectures
Lesson Slides10 min
Lesson Slides10 min
Quiz8 exercices pour s'entraîner
Self-Test Questions: Interstellar Medium: General Properties4 min
Self-Test Questions: Interstellar Dust: Extinction and Reddening4 min
Self-Test Questions: Star Formation4 min
Self-Test Questions: Formation of Planetary Systems4 min
Self-Test Questions: Contents of the Solar System4 min
Self-Test Questions: Formation of the Solar System4 min
Self-Test Questions: Planetary Atmospheres4 min
Quiz 322 min

4

Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Week 4

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Reading
8 vidéos (Total 88 min), 2 lectures, 9 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Searching for Exosolar Planets13 min
Studying Other Worlds9 min
Life in the Universe9 min
Stellar Structure Basics10 min
Energy Generation in Stars11 min
Energy Transport in Stars3 min
The Sun Our Star16 min
Reading2 lectures
Lesson Slides10 min
Lesson Slides10 min
Quiz9 exercices pour s'entraîner
Self-Test Questions: Thermodynamics of Planets4 min
Self-Test Questions: Searching for Exosolar Planets4 min
Self-Test Questions: Studying Other Worlds4 min
Self-Test Questions: Life in the Universe4 min
Self-Test Questions: Stellar Structure Basics4 min
Self-Test Questions: Energy Generation in Stars4 min
Self-Test Questions: Energy Transport in Stars4 min
Self-Test Questions: The Sun Our Star4 min
Quiz 420 min
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Meilleurs avis

par JHJul 16th 2017

Wonderful course! A brief introduction to cosmology but with plenty of material to cover. I recommend researching for papers additionally to the material, but you'll need more time than 4 weeks.

par AHOct 19th 2015

Took this professor's course in Galaxies and Cosmology which was for 2nd year physics majors. I think this course is a more general course for non-physics-majors. Excellent course!

Enseignant

S. George Djorgovski

Professor
Astronomy

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