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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.

"No O.H." means that Komatsu's office hour will be canceled on these dates.

Jan 14 (M)
 
Expansion of the universe
 
Ch.14
 
Jan 16 (W)
 
Redshifts
 
Ch.15
 
Jan 18 (F)

 
Cosmic center & Cosmic edge

 
Ch.7,8
 
Jan 21 (M)

 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 
Jan 23 (W)
 
Horizons in the universe
 
Ch.21
 
Jan 25 (F)
 
Horizons in the universe
 
continued

 
Jan 28 (M)

 
First exam
 
Ch.14,15
No O.H.
Jan 30 (W)
 
TBA
 
 
No O.H.

Feb 1 (F)

 
Second exam
 
Ch.7,8,21
 
Feb 4 (M)
 
Darkness at night
 
Ch.24
 
Feb 6 (W)
 
Newtonian cosmology
 
Ch.16
 
Feb 8 (F)
 
Newtonian cosmology
 
continued
 
Feb 11 (M)
 
Cosmic box
 
Ch.17
 
Feb 13 (W)
 
Curved space
 
Ch.10
 
Feb 15 (F)
 
Curved space
 
continued
 
Feb 18 (M)
 
Many universes
 
Ch.18
 
Feb 20 (W)

 
Many universes
 
continued
 
Feb 22 (F)

 
Third Exam
 
Ch.24,16,17
 
Feb 25 (M)
 
Observational cosmology
 
Ch.19
 
Feb 27 (W)
 
Observational cosmology
 
continued
 
Feb 29 (F)
 
Observational cosmology
 
continued
 
Mar 3 (M)
 
Dark matter
 
Special topic
 
Mar 5 (W)

 
Dark energy
 
Special topic
 
Mar 7 (F)

 
Fourth exam
 
Ch.10,18,19
 
Spring Break

 
Mar 17 (M)
 
Early universe
 
Ch.20
 
Mar 19 (W)
 
Early universe
 
continued
 
Mar 21 (F)
 
Early universe
 
continued
 
Mar 24 (M)
 
Inflation
 
Ch.22

 
Mar 26 (W)

 
Fifth exam
 
Ch.20+Special topics

Mar 28 (F)
 
Inflation
 
continued
 
Mar 31 (M)
 
Inflation
 
continued
 
Apr 2 (W)
 
Space and time
 
Ch. 9
 
Apr 4 (F)
 
Space and time
 
continued
 
Apr 7 (M)
 
Special Relativity
 
Ch.11

 
Apr 9 (W)

 
Sixth exam
 
Ch.9,22
 

Apr 11 (F)
 
Special Relativity
 
continued
 
Apr 14 (M)
 
General Relativity
 
Ch.12
 
Apr 16 (W)
 
General Relativity
 
continued
 
Apr 18 (F)
 
General Relativity
 
continued

 
Apr 21 (M)

 
Seventh exam
 
Ch.11,12
No O.H.
Apr 23 (W)
 
Black holes
 
Ch.13
 
Apr 25 (F)
 
Black holes
 
continued
 
Apr 28 (M)
 
Black holes
 
continued
 
Apr 30 (W)

 
Creation of the Universe
 
Ch.25
 
May 2 (F)

 
Eighth exam
 
Ch.13,25
 




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