Prof. Paul Shapiro
Office: RLM 16.204
Phone: (512) 471-9422
or leave word at 471-3000
(Review Sessions & Individual Help)
Office: RLM 15.202A (for office hours), or SZB 340 (by appt)
Hours: M 4-5, Th 12-1
Phone: (512) 772-4408
Office: RLM 7.206
Hours: WF 4-5
Phone: (512) 228-9376
(Required) Bennett, J., Donahue, M., Schneider, N., Voit, M. The Cosmic Perspective (2007 Edition),
(Addison-Wesley) ISBN: 0-8053-7248-2.
There will be four exams during the semester and no final exam.
Tentative Exam Dates: Feb 14, March 6, April 8, May 1. The exams will be objective multiple choice.
There will be required reading assignments. Problems will be assigned regularly and must be handed in. They should
be handed in at the beginning of class on the due date. Since solutions will be posted at the end of class on the due
date, no late homework can be accepted.
The course grade will be based on the average of the scores on the four exams and the graded homework sets. All
of the homework grades averaged together will be equal in weight to one of the exams. We will drop your lowest two
homework grades before we take the final average homework grade. We will drop your lowest exam score (but not
your average homework grade) before computing your final course grade.
(Subject to change)
M 6:30-7:30 PM, ENS 115
W 6:30-7:30 PM, ENS 115