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ASTRONOMY 309R – SPRING 2012

GALAXIES, QUASARS, AND THE UNIVERSE

Unique No. 47655

Course Web Page:
http://www.as.utexas.edu/astronomy/education/spring12/komatsu/309r.html

Instructor
Dr. Eiichiro Komatsu

Teaching Assistant
Chi-Ting Chiang

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course provides an overview of modern cosmology. We will meet to discuss the expansion of the universe, redshifts, scientific models of the universe, cosmic microwave background, neutrinos, origin of elements in the universe, the early universe, cosmic inflation, as well as dark matter and energy. You will also be introduced to Einstein’s special and general theory of relativity and their application to black holes.

PREREQUISITES

AST301, 302, or 303, or an equivalent descriptive introduction to astronomy of one semester or more.

TEXTBOOK

YOUR COSMIC CONTEXT
Author: Todd Duncan and Craig Tyler
Publisher: Pearson Addison-Wesley

CLASS

EXAMS

HOMEWORK

GRADING

CLASS ATTENDANCE

CLASS PARTICIPATION

BASIC MANNERS IN CLASS – IMPORTANT!!

MACS 1206

A Galaxy Cluster Gravitational Lens

Professor

Eiichiro Komatsu


TA

Chi-Ting Chiang