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AST 309R · Galaxies, Quasars, & Universe    1   2   3  


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I encourage you to read relevant chapters of the text book, "Cosmology", by Edward Harrison, before coming to class, so that you can participate in class activities more actively. Class participation is counted as extra credits.

Jan 17 (W)
 
Expansion of the universe
 
Ch.14
Jan 19 (F)
 
Redshifts
 
Ch.15
Jan 22 (M)

 
Location and the cosmic center
 
Ch.7
Jan 24 (W)

 
First exam
 
Ch.14,15
Jan 26 (F)
 
Containment and the cosmic edge
 
Ch.8
Jan 29 (M)
 
Horizons in the universe
 
Ch.21
Jan 31 (W)
 
Horizons in the universe
 
continued
Feb 2 (F)
 
Darkness at night
 
Ch.24
Feb 5 (M)

 
Newtonian cosmology
 
Ch.16
Feb 7 (W)

 
Second exam
 
Ch.7,8,21,24
Feb 9 (F)
 
Newtonian cosmology
 
continued
Feb 12 (M)
 
Cosmic box
 
Ch.17
Feb 14 (W)
 
Curved space
 
Ch.10
Feb 16 (F)
 
Curved space
 
continued
Feb 19 (M)
 
Many universes
 
Ch.18
Feb 21 (W)

 
Many universes
 
continued
Feb 23 (F)

 
Third Exam
 
Ch.10,16,17
Feb 26 (M)
 
Observational cosmology
 
Ch.19
Feb 28 (W)
 
Observational cosmology
 
continued
Mar 2 (F)
 
Observational cosmology
 
continued
Mar 5 (M)
 
Dark matter
 
Special topic
Mar 7 (W)

 
Dark matter
 
Special topic
Mar 9 (F)

 
Fourth exam
 
Ch.18,19
Spring Break

Mar 19 (M)
 
Early universe
 
Ch.20
Mar 21 (W)
 
Early universe
 
continued
Mar 23 (F)
 
Early universe
 
continued
Mar 26 (M)

 
Inflation
 
Ch.22
Mar 28 (W)

 
Fifth exam
 
Ch.20+Special topics
Mar 30 (F)
 
Inflation
 
continued
Apr 2 (M)
 
Inflation
 
continued
Apr 4 (W)
 
Space and time
 
Ch. 9
Apr 6 (F)
 
Space and time
 
continued
Apr 9 (M)

 
Special relativity
 
Ch.11
Apr 11 (W)

 
Sixth exam
 
Ch.9,22
Apr 13 (F)
 
Special relativity
 
continued
Apr 16 (M)
 
General relativity
 
Ch.12
Apr 18 (W)
 
General relativity
 
continued
Apr 20 (F)
 
General relativity
 
continued
Apr 23 (M)

 
Black holes
 
Ch.13
Apr 25 (W)

 
Seventh exam
 
Ch.11,12
Apr 27 (F)
 
Black holes
 
continued
Apr 30 (M)
 
Black holes
 
continued
May 2 (W)

 
Creation of the universe
 
Ch.25
May 4 (F)

 
Eighth exam
 
Ch.13,25




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