AY5: FORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF THE UNIVERSE

 

Spring 2015 UCSC

“The universe explained. Fundamental concepts of modern cosmology (Big Bang, dark matter, curved space, black holes, star and galaxy formation), the basic physics underlying them, and their scientific development. Intended for non-science majors. (General Education Code(s): MF, IN, Q.)”

Grading will be based on:


  1. four quizzes (low quiz score can be dropped)

  2. class participation and quizzes (via clickers)

  3. laboratory administered during sections

  4. comprehensive final exam


Homework problems will be assigned, but not turned in for grades. Some of the quiz questions will be drawn from the homework problems.


There is no text for the class, but you can check out an Introduction to Astronomy text from Maria at the Physics Dept Office: ISB211

Lectures

Lecture1_AY5         Introduction to class, scale of Universe
Lecture2_AY5         Reason for Seasons and other motions of the Earth
Lecture3_AY5         Electromagnetic Radiation
Lecture4_AY5         Stellar Properties
Lecture5_AY5         Stellar structure, energy sources and nuclear power
Lecture 6_AY5        Stellar Evolution, low-mass stars
Lecture 7                 Stellar Evolution, high-mass stars: 
Lecture 8                 R and S-process, Mass-transfer binaries,
Lecture 9                 Relativity, black holes,The Galaxy 
Lecture 10               External galaxies, Expansion of the Universe
Lecture 11               Cosmology through Hubble, HBB Nucleosynthesis, Particle Physics
Lecture 12               CMB, Large scale Structure
lLecture 13              Inflation, History of the Universe, End of timehttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture1_AY5.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture2_AY5.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture3_AY5.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture4_AY5.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture5_AY5.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture6_AY5.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture7_AY5.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture8_AY5A.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture7May15_AY5.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture12May15_AY5.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture14May2015.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture21May2015.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture26May2015_AY5.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Lecture21May2015.pdfshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1shapeimage_1_link_2shapeimage_1_link_3shapeimage_1_link_4shapeimage_1_link_5shapeimage_1_link_6shapeimage_1_link_7shapeimage_1_link_8shapeimage_1_link_9shapeimage_1_link_10shapeimage_1_link_11shapeimage_1_link_12
Interesting Links

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/         Astronomy Picture of the Day
http://www.ucolick.org/                University of California Observatorieshttp://apod.nasa.gov/apod/http://www.ucolick.org/http://livepage.apple.com/shapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1
Quiz 1 Homework
Quiz 1 Homework with answers
Quiz 2 Homework 
Quiz2 Homework with answers 
Quiz 3 Homework 
Quiz 3 homework with answers
Quiz 4 Homework 
Quiz 4 Homework with answers
Lab 
Line Spectra 1
Quizzes 1 - 4 with answershttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2013/q1homework2013.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2013/q1homework2013WA.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/q2homework2015.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Q2homeworkWA.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Quiz3homework2015.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Quiz3homework2015WA.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Quiz4homework2015.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Quiz4homework2015WA.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/AY5SpectraLab.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/lines.gifhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/2015FinalReview.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Quiz3homework2015.pdfshapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1shapeimage_3_link_2shapeimage_3_link_3shapeimage_3_link_4shapeimage_3_link_5shapeimage_3_link_6shapeimage_3_link_7shapeimage_3_link_8shapeimage_3_link_9shapeimage_3_link_10
Instructor: Mike Bolte,
Office: ISB333
Phone: 459-2384
Office hours: anytime! Send me an e-mail
mbolte at ucsc.edu

TA: Allison Hume
Office: ISB1126
Office hours: Tu, 10-11am
arhume at ucsc.edu

TA: Jinbo Zhu
Office: ISB356
Office hours: Th, 4-5pm
jinbo at soe.ucsc.edu

AY5_Syllabus.pdf

Class: T/Th 8am - 9:45am
Thimman Lecture Hall 3

Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 Lab grades
Quiz 1 Histogram of scores
Quiz 2 Histogram of scores
Quiz 3 Histogram of scores
Quiz 4 Histogram of scores
Lab Histogram of scores







mailto:mbolte@ucsc.eduhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/AY5_Syllabus.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2013/Quiz3Gradepost.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/AY5_2015Q1-4Lab.pdfhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Q1Hist.tiffhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Quiz2.tiffhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Quiz3Hist.tiffhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Quiz4Hist.tiffhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/LabHist.tiffhttp://www.ucolick.org/~bolte/AY5_2015/Unregistered_remotes.txtshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2shapeimage_4_link_3shapeimage_4_link_4shapeimage_4_link_5shapeimage_4_link_6shapeimage_4_link_7shapeimage_4_link_8

Class News


Quiz 4 date: Tuesday June 2

Final: June 8, noon - 3pm



Register your iClicker:

http://www1.iclicker.com/register-student-remote#gsc.tab=0http://www1.iclicker.com/register-student-remote#gsc.tab=0http://livepage.apple.com/shapeimage_5_link_0