AST 396 SHAPIRO -- SYLLABUS


 
COURSE:AST 396C: ELEMENTS OF COSMOLOGY
 
SEMESTER:Spring 1998, Unique Number 43190
  
HOURS:11:00-12:30 p.m.
  
LOCATION:RLM 15.216B
  
TEXTBOOK:Lecture notes will be primary source of course material. In addition, we will use Padmanabhan, T. 1993, Structure Formation in the Universe (Cambridge University Press).
  
EXAMS:There will be one midterm exam during the semester and no final exam. Tentative Exam Date: March 12
  
HOMEWORK:Problem sets will be assigned regularly and must be handed in. In addition, a student talk is to be presented and an accompanying set of lecture notes handed in at the time of the lecture, to be scheduled during the final weeks of class, on a topic selected in consultation with the professor.
  
GRADING:The course grade will be based on the average of three grades of equal weight: (1) Problem Sets; (2) Midterm Exam; (3) Student Talk and Lecture Notes.
  
INSTRUCTOR:Professor Paul Shapiro
OFFICE:RLM 17.320
Phone: 471-9422 or leave word at 471-3326
E-Mail: shapiro396@astro.as.utexas.edu
Office Hours: Thursday 4-5 p.m. or by appointment
  
T.A./Homework Grader:Mr. Ilian Iliev
Office: RLM 16.212
Phone: 471-8443 or leave word at 471-3326
E-Mail: iliev@astro.as.utexas.edu
Office Hours: Wednesday, 11:00-12:00 p.m.


Astronomy Department