Syllabus for ASTR-013  Spring  Qtr 2014: 
Instructor: David Koo
Updated: 29 May 2014 (Note: REFRESH or EMPTY CACHE of BROWSER OFTEN! Need userid and passwd to access answers to homeworks and tests) 

Silk:             Big Bang:         C = chapter;         T = table; 
Freedman:  Universe (5th Ed of Stars and Galaxies): C = chapter; 
    X-Y => ChapX-SectionY;     P = pages X


Class Date Lecture #)  & Topics Silk Freedman Comments
1 Tues
1 April
1)     Introduction to    Cosmology C1
T4.1
C1 ----EQUATION SHEET for Class
2 Thurs
3 April
2)     HistoryC23-6,
4-1 to 4-6
Pickup HW1
3 Tues
8 April
3)  Forces, Particles, Light, & Telescopes --- C5; 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 6-7 --
4 Thurs
10 April
4)  Cosmological Principles, Olber's Paradox, & Hubble Constant C3  25-1, 25-2,  23-5 --
5 Tues
15 April
5) Cosmic Distance Ladder & Overview of Stars C3  23-4, 17-1 to 17-8 HW1 Due    
Pickup HW2  (Pickup Grating Slide in Class)
6 Thurs
17 April
6) Evidence for Big Bang C4
C7
 25-3, 25-4
7 Tues
22 April
7)  Gravity & Special  & Gen. Relativity
4-7
C21
HW1 return, HW1 Answers
8 Thurs
24 April
8)  Black Holes --- C21 HW2 due;  
Pickup HW3;  Paper Topic Due
9 Tues
29 April
9)  Curvature, Newtonian Cosmology, Models of the  Universe C5 25-6 to 25-8 Midterm Advice
10 Thurs
1 May
10)  Inflation, Early Universe C6  C26 HW2 return,  HW2 Answers
Pop Quiz-1 Answers
11 Tues 
 6 May
11)  Inflation & Early Universe
C7   C26 --HW3 Due    HW3 Answers
 so NO LATE HW#3 ACCEPTED   
12 Thurs
 8 May

Mid-Term Exam 
-- --

Midterm Advice

13 Tues
13  May
12)  Early Universe; Matter - Types and Creation
C7
C26 --Pickup HW4
--Mid-Term Answers
14 Thurs
 15 May 
(13)  Galaxy Properties & Evolution  C10 C23, C24  --Lick Observatory (Wed 14  May) Tour Info    Waiver Form
15 Tues
20 May
14)  Milky Way; Active Galactic Nuclei

C10

C23, C24

 Lick Trip extra credit reports are due (no late ones accepted)
16 Thurs
22 May
15)  Dark Matter  C12  C23-8 -- HW4 due
Pop Quiz-2 Answers
17 Tues 
27 May
16) Dark Matter (cont.)  & Dark Energy  C17 25-6,25-7

18 Thurs
29 May
17)  Tests of  Geometry & Evolution --ditto --- ditto Course Rprts Due for full credit (20 pts)
--HW#4 return   HW#4 Answers
-- Advice for Review for Final Exam
19 Tues 
 3 Jun
18) Tests and Evolution (continued) -- -- Late Course Reports  (70%  credit)
-- Special Extra Credits are all due
Pop Quiz-3 Answers
20 Thurs 
 5 Jun
Last Class: Project Presentations (3% extra credit);   Class Evaluations;  -- --  Last day for Course Reports 
  (50% Credit) 

Thur
  12 Jun
Final Exam: Thu 12 June: 12-3PM @NS Annex 102  

 -- Advice for Review for Final Exam