Exploring the Solar System

Course Code: NATS 1570 A 3.0

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Course Description:

This course uses one of the oldest sciences to show that basic scientific principles can help us understand what we see of our solar system, and how it formed. We will look at observations of the solar system from Earth, the planets in our solar system, and the smaller solar system bodies like moons, asteroids and comets as well. This will include looking at the various missions we have used to explore the solar system and their results. We will study current models of how we think the solar system formed and how it has changed over time, and compare it to other solar systems around other stars.

Course Format:

Three lecture hours per week.

Course Credit Exclusions:

SC/NATS 1740 6.00, SC/NATS 1880 6.00, SC/NATS 1750 6.00. NCR Note: No credit will be retained if this course is taken after the successful completion of SC/PHYS 1070 3.00. Not open to any students enrolled in the Astronomy Stream.

Mathematical Content:

No mathematical ability beyond essential grade 10 math

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