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Building CAR, Office 1274
Office phone: 475-2538
Monday 9:00 - 9:50 am CAR-1230 Tuesday 9:00 - 9:50 am CAR-1230 Thursday 9:00 - 9:50 am CAR-1230 Friday 9:00 - 9:50 am CAR-1230
Monday 10:00 am - 11:00 am Tuesday 11:00 am - noon Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am Thursday 10:00 am - 11:00 amYou may call to make an appointment. If my office door is open, feel free to enter. I'm almost always in my office :-(
30 percent homework/in-class work 30 percent test 40 percent final exam 4 percent optional extra credit assignments (2 percent each) ----------- 104 percent
Course grades are based on a total of 100 percent.
At the end of the course, I shall calculate the total score for each student. Based on the overall distribution of scores in the class, I may use the traditional means of assigning letter grades to scores ("A" for greater than 90%, "B" for 80% to 90%, etc.); or I may slide the grade boundaries downward to some degree.
If you know in advance that you will have to miss a test, or if you miss a test unexpectedly, you may request a makeup test. However, you must fill out the following form to REQUEST a makeup test:
There will be no makeups for in-class material or homeworks.
However, if you plan on taking other astronomy courses (perhaps as part of the astronomy minor), let me suggest a very good reference book: An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics by Carroll and Ostlie. The first edition may be out of date in a few spots, but most of the material will still serve you well.
The COS computer lab on the first floor of the new wing has several programs which may be used in this course. You should become familiar with the lab setup.
If my office door is open, please feel free to visit.
If you have any special needs, you must inform me during the first week of classes. Otherwise, I may not be able to make arrangements in time to help you. Please contact me after class or at my office.
This page maintained by Michael Richmond. Last modified Mar 12, 2012.
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