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    Haha, I didn't know I was looking.


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    Anyway, to help along bringing cool things back to this thread, I'm looking at taking a first yeat astronomy paper next year (the only astronomy paper).

    It's under the physics BSc though, so I'm a little concerned how much physics there will be in it.

    In other news, there's talk the Christchurch earthquake is pissing off Mt Ruapehu (meh) and White Island (yusss). I love living on a plate boundary. Makes geo so awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Haha, I didn't know I was looking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Anyway, to help along bringing cool things back to this thread, I'm looking at taking a first yeat astronomy paper next year (the only astronomy paper).

    It's under the physics BSc though, so I'm a little concerned how much physics there will be in it.

    In other news, there's talk the Christchurch earthquake is pissing off Mt Ruapehu (meh) and White Island (yusss). I love living on a plate boundary. Makes geo so awesome.
    Usually in introductory Astronomy courses, there is very little physics, even in 'physics-intensive' courses. Chances are the hardest math you'll do would be to estimate temperature, figuring out distance from redshift, etc. You're not going to go past high school algebra in most cases. And that's for an 'intensive' type course, there are general courses that are completely qualitative.

    Even at the PhD level, astronomy is one of the lesser intensive subjects in terms of the maths. It's mostly Newton and Einstein - astrophysics is different obviously.


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    As long as you can plug things into equations and solve, you're generally good to go for intro courses in astronomy. Is calculus a pre-requisite for that course? What about relativity or other physics pre-reqs? If so, then it might be slightly more intensive and you may have to deal with relativity and things like that, but if not, you'll be more than fine.
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    I'm the science king everywhere tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Usually in introductory Astronomy courses, there is very little physics, even in 'physics-intensive' courses. Chances are the hardest math you'll do would be to estimate temperature, figuring out distance from redshift, etc. You're not going to go past high school algebra in most cases. And that's for an 'intensive' type course, there are general courses that are completely qualitative.

    Even at the PhD level, astronomy is one of the lesser intensive subjects in terms of the maths. It's mostly Newton and Einstein - astrophysics is different obviously.
    AWTA. Have done an astro subject, was largely maths free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    As long as you can plug things into equations and solve, you're generally good to go for intro courses in astronomy. Is calculus a pre-requisite for that course? What about relativity or other physics pre-reqs? If so, then it might be slightly more intensive and you may have to deal with relativity and things like that, but if not, you'll be more than fine.
    No pre-reqs to my knowledge, and my intro chem seems to be showing that so far (touch wood) my maths isn't as bad as I thought.

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    Then you'll be fine.

    Also, lol @ "maths" in chem.

    But it'll probably be that level or less truthfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Then you'll be fine.

    Also, lol @ "maths" in chem.

    But it'll probably be that level or less truthfully.
    fine, substitute maths for numbers in general.

    You know what I mean.

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    Yea, you'll be fine. It'll mostly be introductory subjects like stars, galaxies, big bang, etc. Almost all qualitative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Yea, you'll be fine. It'll mostly be introductory subjects like stars, galaxies, big bang, etc. Almost all qualitative.
    Saw those subjects in the blurb. I almost died from it's awesomeness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Then you'll be fine.

    Also, lol @ "maths" in chem.

    But it'll probably be that level or less truthfully.
    My minor in physics says eat me.

    There was some calculus in physical chem too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Saw those subjects in the blurb. I almost died from it's awesomeness.

    Are you interested in astronomy? It's my favorite subject as well. I'm trying to get a summer research position at an observatory where they are trying to understand the development of spiral galaxies. I'm going to be in an academic program for like a decade so this is pretty much my last chance to do stuff like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    My minor in physics says eat me.

    There was some calculus in physical chem too...
    Haha. Yes, chem majors in physical chem are too hilarious - as their eyes droop, you can sense their feeling of betrayal. "I was told there'd be no math. Or I wouldn't have picked such a boring subject."

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