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PHYS 162 Class 1

PHYS 162 Class 1

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Definition of astronomy - the science of the stars and other heavenly bodies

We use our knowledge of physics, chemistry, and geology to understand PLANETS, STARS, GALAXIES,UNIVERSE

planets/stars/etc also serve as “laboratories” for conditions beyond human-built experiments and studying them increases understanding of sciences

Early studies of planetary motion lead to understanding of gravity and forces (physics and in this course). Modern studies of planets concern geology and weather (not in this course). Studies of stars, the formation of galaxies and the universe depend on the properties of basic matter and forces (physics in this course) Also include astrobiology as interesting.

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