Astronomy 123: Galaxies and the Expanding Universe


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Week 01:
  1. Ancient Cosmology
  2. Medieval Cosmology
Week 02:
  1. Newtonian Cosmology
  2. Atomic Theory
  3. Clockwork Universe
Week 03:
  1. Quantum Physics
  2. Elementary Particles
  3. Relativity
Oct 18th: Exam #1
Week 04:
  1. Mass/Energy Equivalence
Week 05:
  1. Milky Way
  2. Hubble Sequence
  3. Quasars
  4. Distance Scale
Week 06:
  1. Creation
  2. Geometry of the Universe
  3. Dark Matter/Dark Energy
Nov 8th: Exam #2
Week 07:
  1. Early Universe
Week 08:
  1. Inflation
  2. Anthropic Principle
  3. Baryongenesis
Week 09:
  1. Nucleosynthesis
  2. Neutrinos
  3. Cosmic Background
Week 10:
  1. Large Scale Structure
  2. Galaxy Formation
  3. Fate of the Universe
Dec 1st: Exam #3


Quiz Deadlines
Quizzes #1,2Oct 02 Quizzes #14,15,16Nov 06
Quizzes #3,4,5Oct 09 Quizzes #17Nov 13
Quizzes #6,7,8Oct 16 Quizzes #18,19,20Nov 20
Quizzes #9Oct 23 Quizzes #21,22,23Nov 27
Quizzes #10,11,12,13Oct 30 Quizzes #24,25,26Nov 30
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The background graphic of these pages is from a chart in Johannes Kepler's 1606 celestial atlas entitled De Stella Nova.

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