Physics 221 Astronomy

Term 1 1997-98

1. Instructor:
H.D. Graber
Office: Law 116, Phone 4354
Home Phone: 364-1185
E-Mail: graber@cornellcollege.edu

2. Text:
Universe, Origins and Evolution
Theodore P. Snow and Kenneth R. Brownsberger
Wadsworth

3. Class meeting times:
9:00 - 10:30 Mon. thru Friday
1:00 - 2:30 Mon. thru Friday

4. Examinations:
Monday, Sept. 8
Monday, Sept. 15
Wednesday, Sept. 24
9:00 - 11:00 am
9:00 - 11:00 am
9:00 - 12:00 noon

5. Additional assignment:
One paper (6-10 pages , double-spaced) on an assigned astronomy topic plus a
10-minute classroom presentation of the paper. The topic will be selected in
the first week.

6. Evaluation:
2 regular exams 200 pts.
1 final exam 150 pts.
Paper-talk 100 pts.
Class participation and viewing 50 pts.
Total 500 pts.

7. Grading scale:

92-100% 88-92% 84-88% 80-84% 76-80% 72-76% 68-72% 64-68% 60-64% 56-60% 52-56% below 52%
A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F