Computer and observational lab-based course. This is a course on the observational determination of the fundamental properties of stars. It is taught with an inquiry-based approach to learning scientific techniques, including hypothesis formation, pattern recognition, problem solving, data analysis, error analysis, conceptual modeling, numerical computation, and quantitative comparison between observation and theory. No previous computer programming experience required.
1 semester of calculus, 1 semester of physics, introductory astronomy, and ENGLWP 112 or 113.