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PHYSICS 143. The Solar System. 3 Credits.

Contemporary understanding of the Solar System; the sky and celestial motions; ancient astronomy; the Copernican revolution; light, gravity, orbits, and astronomical instruments; formation of the solar system; sun, planets and moons; asteroids, comets, meteors and meteorites; and the origin of life. High school algebra and geometry competency is highly recommended. Full credit will not be granted for both PHYSICS 141 and PHYSICS 143.
Fall Only.