Radiation astronomy/Courses/Principles/Syllabus/Spring

For those wishing to take a formally structured undergraduate university semester-length course, this is the Spring offering for principles of radiation astronomy. Resource titles here are conventional although the actual resource may appear slightly different. For example, X-ray astronomy has been changed to Radiation astronomy/X-rays which is a suggestion for naming resources. See Wikiversity:Naming conventions which is a proposal. There are no consensus approves naming conventions at Wikiversity. Re-directs will automatically take you to each resource.

Samples from comet Wild 2 have been returned to Earth by NASA's Stardust spacecraft. Credit: Erica Hupp/ Merrilee Fellows and William Jeffs, NASA.

General course details may be found at the Syllabus.

"Scientists have found minerals formed near the sun or other stars in the samples returned to Earth by NASA's Stardust spacecraft in January [2006]."[1]

"The interesting thing is we are finding these high-temperature minerals in materials from the coldest place in the solar system."[2]

"We have found very high-temperature minerals, which supports a particular model where strong bipolar jets coming out of the early sun propelled material formed near to the sun outward to the outer reaches of the solar system."[3]

"It seems that comets are not composed entirely of volatile rich materials but rather are a mixture of materials formed at all temperature ranges, at places very near the early sun and at places very remote from it."[3]

Spring hits for 30 d periodEdit

For some 219 course resources such as laboratories (L), keynote lectures, lectures, lessons, problems, or quizzes, the total hits over the 219 elements was 9302 for the last full week in February combined with the first full three weeks in March.

The breakdown per course elements was laboratories (L), 1.96 %, lectures, 76.1 %, lessons, 4.38 %, problems, 2.57 %, or quizzes, 14.9 %.

Highest individual course element is Mathematical astronomy at 1,007.

Modifications in progressEdit

Some resources may produce a search window after clicking on them. Simply back click, copy the name of the resource shown and put it in the search window. The resource will pop up so you can click on it and be taken right to it.

Here's an example: Original research/Radiation astronomy.

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  • Problem set: Energy phantoms, solutions including work steps due on January 16, 2020.

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  • Laboratory: Cratering, report is due on January 21, 2020.

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  • Laboratory: Galaxies, report is due on February 18, 2020.
  • Hourly: Principles of radiation astronomy/Hourly 1 for lectures 1-16. Questions may include quiz section lectures, lessons, problem sets, and laboratories up to today but not today's laboratory or quiz section lecture.

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  • Problem set: Unusual units, solutions including work steps due on February 27, 2020.

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  • Laboratory: Meteorites, report is due on March 10, 2020.

This quiz is for lectures up through and including optical astronomy (1-24), the prior weeks laboratories, quiz section lectures from the course beginning through and including interplanetary medium, lessons and problem sets through and including those due previously to today.

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  • Problem set: Cosmic circuits, solutions including work steps due on March 19, 2020.

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  • Problem set: Column densities, solutions including work steps due on March 26, 2020.

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  • Problem set: Radiation dosage, solutions including work steps due on April 23, 2020.

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  • Problem set: Star jumping, solutions including work steps due on April 30, 2020.

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  • Hourly: Principles of radiation astronomy/Hourly 3 for lectures 33-48, including quiz section lectures, lessons (except the last one), problem sets (except the last one), and laboratories not included in the first two hourlies.

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Alternate examinations that may be used by your college or university for credit (and a grade) in this course will be available from Wikiversity by courier for closed, proctored session testing of proficiency.

HypothesesEdit

  1. Courses offered in the Spring have higher student participation than ones offered in the Fall.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Erica Hupp, Merrilee Fellows and William Jeffs (January 2006). NASA's Stardust Findings May Alter View of Comet Formation. Pasadena, California USA: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  2. Donald Brownlee (January 2006). NASA's Stardust Findings May Alter View of Comet Formation. Pasadena, California USA: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Michael Zolensky (January 2006). NASA's Stardust Findings May Alter View of Comet Formation. Pasadena, California USA: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2016-11-22.

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