Readings and Exercises: There will be a weekly reading of about 35 pages from Carroll and Ostlie, plus about six usually simple writing or calculational exercises, assigned in class.
|Jan. 21, 23||Moving out into the Galaxy||-||C&O,p.905-964|
|Jan. 28, 30||The Shape of the Galaxy||ps or pdf||p. 964-985|
|Feb. 4, 6||The Center of the Galaxy||ps or pdf||p. 987-1052|
|Feb. 11, 13||Types of Galaxies||-||p. 1053-1073|
|Feb. 18, 20||Interactions of Galaxies||ps or pdf||p. 1073-1096|
|Feb. 25, 27||Galaxy Formation||-||p. 1097-1118|
|Mar. 4, 6||Universal Distances & Expansion||-||p. 1119-1141|
|Mar. 11, 13||Galaxy Clustering (& midterm exam)||ps or pdf||p, 1141-1202|
|Mar. 18, 20||Spring Break!||-||-|
|Mar. 25, 27||Gamma-ray Bursts; Galactic Nuclei||ps or pdf||p. 1202-1219|
|Apr. 1, 3||Quasars as Probes of the Universe||TBA||p. 1221-1236|
|Apr. 8, 10||Gravitation and Cosmology||ps or pdf||p. 1236-1288|
|Apr. 15, 17||Cosmological Observations||TBA||p. 1289-1304|
|Apr. 22, 24||The Hot Big Bang||TBA||p. 1304-1325|
|Apr. 29, May 1||Inflation and Quantum Gravity Era||-||-|
|May 5||(Optional review session)||-||-|
|May 15??||Final exam||-||-|
Assignments:Exercises are due the Thursday of the following week, in class. Solution sets will be distributed at the end of class that day.
Examinations:The midterm exam will cover the readings, exercises and lecture material relevant to chapters 22-24 (p. 905-1096) of Carroll and Ostlie. The final exam will cover all material, with emphasis on chapters 25-28 of Carroll and Ostlie.
Grading will consist of 50% weekly exercises, 25% final exam, 15% midterm exam and 10% class participation. The lowest three exercise grades (15% of the course grade) or the equivalent on the exams will be dropped in computing the final grade.
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Last updated: 15 January 2003.