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saturn and moons

Saturn and Moons (STScI)

TTh 11:00-12:30 · WEL 3.502 · Unique No. 48975

Professor

Paul Shapiro

RLM 16.204 · (512) 471-9422 · email

Courses - Spring '10

--Printable syllabus/section 48975 (pdf)

Textbook:

(Required) Bennett, J., Donahue, M., Schneider, N., Voit, M. The Cosmic Perspective (Sixth Edition, 2010), (Addison-Wesley) ISBN: 0-321-63366-0.

Exams:

There will be four exams during the semester and no final exam. Tentative Exam Dates: Feb. 18, March 11, April 13, May 6. The exams will be objective multiple choice.

Homework:

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.

Grading:

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.

Instructor:

Prof. Paul Shapiro

Office:

RLM 16.204

Phone:

471-9422 or leave word at 471-3000

email:

shapiro@astro.as.utexas.edu

Office Hours:

Immediately following class (WEL 3.502) or by appointment

T.A.'s:

(1) Julie Krugler Hollek
(Review Sessions & individual help)

Office:

RLM 16.212

Phone:

(512) 471-8443

email:

julie@astro.as.utexas.edu

Office Hours:

Tu, Th 2-3 p.m.

(2) Myoungwon Jeon
(Homework Grading)

Office:

RLM 15.203

Phone:

(512) 232-3958

email:

myjeon@astro.as.utexas.edu

Office Hours:

W, F 3-4 p.m.

Help
Sessions:

M 6:30-7:30 p.m., ENS 115
W 6:30-7:30 p.m., ENS 115