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  ASTR 310, Sept-Dec 2021

ASTR 310, Sept-Dec 2021

Instructor for Sep - Dec 2021 :

Professor Brett Gladman --> My web page
Tel: (604) 822-6244
      email: gladman'at'astro.ubc.ca (substitute @ for 'at')

OFFICE HOURS Professor : SEE BELOW FOR EXAM PERIOD TIMES
Will be done primarily in Zoom (see link on course Canvas page)   OR via email appointment for different time in Zoom or in person

PRE EXAM OFFICE HOURS
By ZOOM
Wed Dec 15 11:00-13:00 : Prof Gladman REVIEW SESSION (Henn 318, NOT zoom!)
Wed Dec 15 14:30-15:30 : TA Alan
Thu Dec 16 09:30-10:30 : Prof Gladman


ASTR 310, Cumulative Course Syllabus AND READINGS (Sept-Dec 2021).

                        NOTE: The format x.y means chapter X, section Y

#  Date    Lecture Topic                                    Pages or Chapter.Section
-- ------  -----------------------------------------     ---------------------------
1  Sep  8  Course logistics, systems of units            xxiv-xxvi, Sect 1.1, 1.3(to end of 'Rotation and Orbit' paragraphs), App C.1-C.4
2  Sep 10  The local sky and celestial sphere            Sect 2.1 (skip Matehmatical Insight 2.1)

3  Sep 13  The paths of stars and the Sun                Sect S1.2 (which starts near p91, skipping boxes on SolarDays/Analemma and Math Insight S1.2)
4  Sep 15  Motion of Sun across the sky                  Section S1.2 again.
5  Sep 17  Seasons. Precession                           Section 2.2

6  Sep 20  Time-keeping and calendars                    Section 3.1, S1.1 (skip Math Insight S1.1)
7  Sep 22  Time zones. Scale and angular measure         Sects 1.2, S1.3 (around p100). In Sect 2.1: Math Insight 2.1 + review parag "Angular Size and Distances).
8  Sep 24  Distance scale and lunar phases.              Sect 2.3 (up to but NOT including eclipses), Special Topic box 'Eratosthenes...' in Sect 3.2 on about pg. 62.  

9  Sep 27  More Lunar phases.                            Sect 2.3 AGAIN (up to but NOT including eclipses)
10 Sep 29  Lunar and solar eclipses                      rest of Sect 2.3 (p 41-45)
11 Oct  1  The motion of the planets.  			 2.4, 3.2 

12 Oct  4  Science                                       3.4, 3.5
13 Oct  6  Galileo to Newton                             3.3
14 Oct  8  Newton's laws and orbits			 4.1, 4.2, 4.4 (but skip Math Insight 4.3). All 3 sections only 10 pages!

   Oct 11  THANKSGIVING.  No class.			 n/a
15 Oct 13  More on orbits                      		 4.4 again, but this time WITH Math Insight 4.3 "Newton's Version of Kepler's Third Law"
16 Oct 15  Intro to Light and intro to Telescopes        5.1,5.2,6.1,(6.2 to start of, but not including, "What do Astronomers...").  Math Insight 6.1 and 6.2 included!

17 Oct 18  spectra                                       5.3, 5.4 but stop where Doppler effect starts
18 Oct 20  Doppler effect and more Telescopes            rest of 5.4, rest of 6.2, 6.3   
   Oct 22  MIDTERM EXAM, in Class	                 covers up to and including Oct 13 reading content and lectures, and first three Tutorials.

19 Oct 25  Intro to our Solar System                     7.1, 7.2
20 Oct 27  Planet formation				 8.1, 8.2
21 Oct 29  Spacecraft exploration. Radioactive dating    7.3, 8.3

22 Nov  1  Impacts					 9.2 to end of 'Impact cratering'.  12.5
23 Nov  3  Asteroids and  meteorites	 		 12.1, 12.2
24 Nov  5  Comets and the outer Solar System		 12.3, 12.4

25 Nov  8  Terrestrial and jovian interiors.		 9.1 (Include Math 9.1; skip final subsec on magnetic fields), 11.1 but only to end of Sec Internal Heat
   Nov 10  Mid-Term Reading Break.  No class.
   Nov 12  Mid-Term Reading Break.  No class.

26 Nov 15  Start Exoplanets (longer reading!)		 13.1, 13.2 to end of `Planetary Density', including Math Insight boxes 13.1, 13.2, 13.3 
27 Nov 17  More Exoplanets 		   	 	 rest of 13.2, 13.3, 13.4
28 Nov 19  Processes on Moon and  Mercury   		 Remainder of 9.2 (see Nov 1st) and 9.3

29 Nov 22  Terrestrial worlds: Mars Venus Earth  	 9.4 (skip subsection : Surface Evidence...), 9.5, 9.6
30 Nov 24  Tides and Rings 		 	 	 4.5 (tides), 11.3
31 Nov 26  Moons of the Solar System			 11.2

32 Nov 26  Our Sun and intro to atmospheres              Sec 14.1, in Sec 14.2 only sections 'The Solar Thermostat' and 'How does the energy ...out of the Sun'?, Section 10.1 to end of 'How Atmospheres Affect Planets'.
33 Nov 29  Atmospheric processes and Mars		 Rest of 10.1 (includes Math Insight 10.1), 10.2 starting at 'What Factors can cause long-term climate change?', Math Insight 10.2, Sec 10.4
34 Dec  3  Atmospheres of Venus and Earth		 10.5, 10.6

35 Dec  6  Life in the Solar System			 Sec 24.1, but skip large 'How did life arise on Earth?' starting again at 'Could Life have Migrated to Earth?", 24.2, 24.3, skipping the two 'Special Topic' boxes

-- Dec 15  REVIEW SESSION.  Henn 318.  11:00-13:00.  See email for procedures.

Dec 16     FINAL 12:00-14:30, CEME 1204. Know where building is. Don't be late! 
The readings are to be completed BEFORE the corresponding lecture; you then must do the reading assignment posted on:
Pearson Mastering
to answer questions related to those readings.
SELECTED LECTURES for Astr 310.
Username is a310 (case sensitive). PASSWORD will be given out in class and is also on the course CANVAS page.

Assignments

See the First Lecture for information on how quizzes and homeworks contribute to Assignments portion of the course grade.
Quizzes are done 3 times/week via Mastering Astronomy Homeworks will occur 3-4 times over the semester, and be posted in Canvas.

HW1solution is here (PDF file)

HW2solution is here (PDF file)

HW3solution is here (PDF file)


COVER SHEETS for the 2021 final exams is here (PDF file)

Tutorials

Tutorials will run roughly every other week. In fall 2021, the tutorials will occur on:
Sept 13 - 17
Sept 27-Oct 1
Oct 12-18 ; the MONDAY Oct 11 tutorial is delayed 1 week to Oct 18
Nov 1 - 5
Nov 15- 19
Nov 29-Dec 3

Tutorial Section Listing
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Day        PDT   Section   Lead TA  / Support
---------------  -------  -----------------------
Monday    11:00    T1A      Alan / Simone
Tuesday   14:00	   T1C      Simone/ Yukun
Wednesday 14:00	   T1B      Yukun/ Alan
Friday 	  11:00	   T1F      Yukun/ Simone

TA contact information

If you will miss your tutorial, contact your TA ahead of time.

Alan Knee :         aknee@phas.ubc.ca   (Tutorials and Mastering)
Yukun Huang :     yhuang@phas.ubc.ca   (Tutorials and grader)
Simone Hagey :     shagey@phas.ubc.ca   (Tutorials and grader)

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HANDOUTS

Math Review (1 page) in PDF format (white handout in class). Solutions at bottom of this web page. Seek help by Sept 15 if you cannot obtain the posted answers.

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