For nonscience majors. Introduction to the physical characteristics of the earth, moon, planets, asteroids and comets -- their motions and gravitational interactions. Recent discoveries of space probes relative to formation of the solar system and origin of life. Assignments and projects will involve the use of high school algebra. Attendance is mandatory for the first two lectures. Enrolled students who fail to show up may be removed from the class list. This course is not intended for majors in the physical sciences.
General Education Credit: