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Who knows what is useful to put out in the world. I largely don't lecture. I focus on in-class group problem-solving. I use LaTeX. So if any instructor wants materials (PowerPoint, problems and solutions, etc), s/he welcome to contact me. For now, I'll just post the syllabi and equation sheets.

**ASTR110L: General Astronomy Lab:**introductory astronomy lab for non-majors.

Spring 2015 schedule & syllabus; Fall 2015 schedule & syllabus; Spring 2016 schedule & syllabus.**ASTR180: Principles of Astronomy I:**First semester of introductory astronomy for majors. (Most recent equation sheet.)

Fall 2014 syllabus; Fall 2015 syllabus; Fall 2016 syllabus.**ASTR181: Principles of Astronomy II:**Second semester of introductory astronomy for majors. (Most recent equation sheet.)

Spring 2014 syllabus; Spring 2015 syllabus; Spring 2016 syllabus; Spring 2017 syllabus.**ASTR250: Observational Astronomy:**fundamentals of astronomical observing for majors. (Most recent equation sheet.)

Spring 2015 syllabus; Spring 2016 syllabus; Fall 2017 syllabus; Fall 2018 syllabus.**ASTR260: Computational Physics & Astronomy:**scientific computing and numerical methods.

Fall 2015 syllabus; Spring 2017 syllabus.**ASTR260L: Computational Physics & Astronomy Lab:**application of scientific computing and numerical methods.

Spring 2017 syllabus.**ASTR375: Literature Review Practicum:**Writing-intensive course where students read and synthesis scientific articles on a topic of their choice.

Fall 2014 syllabus and "The Goal".**ASTR394: Spectroscopy in Astronomy:**Special topics (i.e., one-off) course on applications of spectroscopy in astronomy, with lots of programming to analyze spectra.

Spring 2014 syllabus.**ASTR495AB: Seminar:**Cross-listed natural sciences seminar for seniors.

Spring 2014 syllabus; Spring 2017 syllabus.**PHYS170: General Physics I: Mechanics:**First semester of introductory physics for natural sciences. (Most recent equation sheet.)

Fall 2017 syllabus; Spring 2019 syllabus; Fall 2019 syllabus; Spring 2020 syllabus.**PHYS170"R": General Physics I: Mechanics (Recitation):**Problem-solving period for first semester of introductory physics for majors.

Fall 2016 syllabus DNE; Fall 2017 syllabus; Spring 2019 syllabus.**PHYS170L: General Physics I: Mechanics (Lab):**Lab component of first semester of introductory physics for natural sciences.

Fall 2014 syllabus; Spring 2015 syllabus; Fall 2018 syllabus and lab report guide (updated version; used previously); Fall 2019 syllabus.**PHYS272: General Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism:**Second semester of introductory physics for natural sciences. (Most recent equation sheet.)

Spring 2021 syllabus.**PHYS272"R": General Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism (Recitation):**Problem-solving period for second semester of introductory physics for majors.*[Course number changed from 171 in Fall 2017.]*

Fall 2016 syllabus DNE; Fall 2017 syllabus DNE; Spring 2020 lecture syllabus and recitation syllabus; Spring 2021 syllabus.**PHYS272L: General Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism (Lab):**Lab component of second semester of introductory physics for majors.*[Course number changed from 171L in Fall 2017.]*

Fall 2014 syllabus; Spring 2017 lab syllabus with schedule & section syllabus with report guide; Spring 2019 lab schedule & section syllabus.**PHYS331: Optics:**Geometric and some physical optics, focused on optics pertinent to astronomy. (Most recent equation sheet; older, longer equation sheet.)

Fall 2014 syllabus; Fall 2016 syllabus; Fall 2018 syllabus; Fall 2020 syllabus.**PHYS371: Classical Mechanics:**intermediate-level kinematics, dynamics, and oscillations. (Most recent equation sheet.)

Spring 2020 sylllabus (run as PHYS399V: Directed Studies); Fall 2020 syllabus.