Astronomy 380E - Fall 2010
RADIATIVE PROCESSES AND RADIATIVE TRANSFER
MWF 10-11 · RLM 15.216B · Unique No. 47770
Professor
RLM 17.220 · By appt · (512) 471-3397 · email
Courses - Fall '10 | BlackBoard[Bb]
PREPARATORY READING, ATTENDANCE, EXAMS, AND GRADING
Preparatory Reading
Advance reading from the required textbook, Radiative Processes in Astrophysics, by Rybicki and Lightman, of from handouts, will be assigned for each lecture. A fraction of each lecture period will be devoted to discussion of the reading assignments, thus this form of preparation will be critical for effectiveness of the course and for a student's success in the course.
Exams
There will be 2 in-class exams and an open book take-home final exam. Please see the course schedule at the end of the syllabus for the dates of the in-class exams.
Homework
Problem sets will be assigned biweekly.
Attendance
Attendance of lectures is required. While lectures notes and other material may be provided and posted in Blackboard, in-class note taking is strongly recommended.
Calculation of the grade
Component |
Percentage of Grade |
Attendance |
10% |
Classroom Discussion |
10% |
Homework Assignments |
30% |
Two In-Class Exams |
30% |
Take-Home Final Exam |
20% |
Score Range^{2} |
Grade^{3} |
90 - 100 |
A |
80 - 89 |
B |
70 - 79 |
C |
^{2} These criteria may be relaxed at the midpoint of the course.
^{3} Fractional grades may be assigned.