Origins: Stars, Planets, and Life

AST 324 Spring 1998

The following schedule is reasonably firm, given the end of the semester! However, the details may change. The reading is all in Shapiro's book, Origins, and numbers refer to chapters you should read before class. Homework is due at the beginning of class on the day indicated. The TA and I will be happy to help you with the homework during office hours. If the scheduled office hours are not possible for you, we will make appointments for other times.

DateTopic Reading Assignments Homework Due
4/14Definition of Life; Molecules of Life Prologue, 1, 2 
4/16Molecules of Life; Conditions When Life Arose 3 
4/21Chemical Evolution 4, 5 
4/23Transition to Life 6, 7, 12Homework 8
4/28Alternative Ideas 8, 9, 10 
4/30Life on Mars? 11, 13Homework 9
5/5Third Test   
5/7Putting It All Together   
5/14Final (2:00 p.m.)   
5/18Grades turned in   

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