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CUSA1015 Topics in NSS Physics Elective: Astronomy & Space Science 新高中物理选修部分:「天文学与太空科学」之课题

This course aims at helping students to review the major concepts and methods of selected topics in the NSS Physics Elective: "Astronomy and Space Science". Topics include oribital motion and gravity, observation and studies of stars, Doppler effect and its application in modern astronomy. Students will gain hands-on experience of solving problems related to these topics as well as gaining new perspectives in modern astronomy beyond those covered the NSS syllabus.

本课程旨在协助学生重温新高中物理选修部分:「天文学与太空科学」之部分课题。主要课题包括引力轨道运动、恒星的观测和研究,多普勒效应及其在现在天文学的应用等。学生将会尝试解决相关问题,进而了解一些在新高中课程以外的现代天文知识,以开拓视野。

 

Organising units:
  • Department of Physics, CUHK
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK 
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Understand major astronomical concepts in the NSS physics curriculum;
  2. Learn to solve problems related to the selected topics;
  3. Clarify misunderstandings in the selected topics;
  4. Gain new perspectives in the development of modern astronomy and the application of physics in understanding the universe.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lecture
  2. Exercise and assignment
  3. Lab
Medium of Instruction:   Chinese
Assessment:
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Selected response test or exam
  3. Lab reports
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s) awarded: 1
* A certificate or letter of completion will be awarded to student upon completion.
 
Expected applicants:   S5-S6 students who study physics in full subject in the NSS curriculum
Organising period:   Summer 2011
Application method:   SAYT Online application