Skip to main content

Physics and Astronomy - Course Details

ASTR363 — Fall 2023

ASTR363: Intermediate Astronomy I (PAST/FUTURE SEMESTER)

Fall, Class 3, Cr. 3

MA 162, PHYS 220, or consent of instructor.
View Additional Prerequisites

Introduction to the solar system. Topics to be covered include the processes responsible for the origin and evolution of the solar system, a physical and chemical description of solar system objects (sun, planets, asteroids, comets, and meteorites), interactions between these objects, and the evolution of planetary surfaces and atmospheres.



Textbook(s) for Fall 2023

Title Author Edition ISBN Publisher Req/Opt Notes
Foundations of Astrophysics Barbara Ryden,Bradley M. Peterson 9781108831956 Cambridge University Press Required

Course Admin
Last Updated: May 9, 2023 8:43 AM

Department of Physics and Astronomy, 525 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2036 • Phone: (765) 494-3000 • Fax: (765) 494-0706

Copyright © 2023 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact the College of Science.