Course Information

Current Courses (SPRING 2015) COMING SOON!

  ASTR 1000 — Introduction to the Universe: SYLLABUS 

  ONLINE SITE with LECTURES and STUDY GUIDES
  Summary of course
  Policies
  Free Tutor

  ASTR 3800 — Astrobiology 

  PHYS 4950 — Differential Equations in Physical Systems 

 

For ALL Students:

-- A Student's Guide to Recognizing it and Avoiding it! (This has be adopted by departments in: University of Wisconsin, VSU, University of Manchester, and others; and translated for Universites in: Czechoslovakia, Finland, Finland, Lithuania, Hungary)

What Science IS and IS NOT — written by a real, research scientist (me!) .

Out with a BANG: Black Holes -- web version of my planetarium show (Sp 2001)

Color in Astronomy -- web version of my planetarium show (Sp 2000)

The Dance of Math and Physics Look at math with new eyes.

Math Animations -- Mathmatical concepts come alive when animated!

Astronomy Animations — visualize the humongously enormous!

VSU's Virtual Museum of FOSSILS Explore our fossil collection by wandering through time.

VSU's Virtual Laboratory of Historical Geology Take a walk through time and see how various sediments formed to make the Grand Canyon, Zion, and 4 other interesting places.

Useful Information for Physics and Astronomy Majors

How to do physics problems — it really works!!!
How to do physics derivations — step by step approach
Interesting Books I Recommend
Calculus Review Part I
It's all Greek to me!

Department's pages for Astro Majors and Physics Majors (NEW links--coming soon!)

Courses I have taught at VSU:

ASTR 1010 -- Astronomy of the Solar System (+lab)
ASTR 1000 -- Introduction to the Universe
ASTR 3101 -- Astrophysics of the Solar System (+lab)
ASTR 3800 -- Astrobiology
ASTR 4102 -- Observational Astronomy II
ASTR 4410 -- Astrophysics

ASTR 4950 -- (3 hr) Directed Study (Data reduction techniques)
PHYS 2211 -- Calculus-based Physics: Principles of Physics I (+lab)
PHYS 2212 -- Calculus-based Physics: Principles of Physics II (+lab)
PHYS 3810 -- Mathematical Methods of Physics

PHYS 4411 -- Quantum Mechanics I
PHYS 4412 -- Quantum Mechanics II
PHYS 4501 -- Capstone Seminar I
PHYS 4502 -- Capstone Seminar II

PHYS 4950 -- (3 hr) Directed Study (Radio astronomy instrumentation)
PHYS 4950 -- (3 hr) Directed Study (Plasma Physics)
PHYS 4950 -- (3 hr) Directed Study (Differential Equations in Physical Systems)

PHYS 4950 -- (3 hr) Directed Study (Fortran Programming in Physical Sciences)
PHYS 4950 – (3 hr) Directed Study (Complex Variables in Physical Systems)
SCI 3000 -- Science for Early Childhood Educators (+lab)


Department of Phyics, Astronomy & Geosciences
Nevins Hall
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698-0055

tel: (229) 333-5752