Astronomy 123: Galaxies and the Expanding Universe

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21st Century Science
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AST121: The Solar System

Astronomy Web Textbook
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Greek Alphabet
Exponents and Logarithms

AST122: Birth and Death of Stars

Lectures:

Week 01:
  1. Ancient Cosmology
  2. Medieval Cosmology
  3. Newtonian Cosmology
  4. Atomic Theory

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Week 02:
  1. Clockwork Universe
  2. Quantum Physics
  3. Elementary Particles
  4. Relativity
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Aug 6th: Exam #1
Week 03:
  1. Mass/Energy Equivalence
  2. Milky Way
  3. Hubble Sequence
  4. Quasars

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Week 04:
  1. Distance Scale
  2. Creation
  3. Geometry of the Universe
  4. Dark Matter/Dark Energy
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Aug 20th: Exam #2
Week 05:
  1. Early Universe
  2. Inflation
  3. Anthropic Principle
  4. Baryongenesis

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Week 06:
  1. Nucleosynthesis
  2. Neutrinos
  3. Cosmic Background
  4. Large Scale Structure
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Week 07:
  1. Galaxy Formation
  2. Fate of the Universe
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Sept 9th: Exam #3

Quiz/Exams:

Quiz Deadlines
Quizzes #1,2,3,4Jul 29th Quizzes #17,18,19,20Aug 26th
Quizzes #5,6,7,8Aug 5th Quizzes #21,22,23,24Sep 2nd
Quizzes #9,10,11,12Aug 12th Quizzes #25,26Sep 8th
Quizzes #13,14,15,16Aug 19th
All quizzes must be done by midnight on the dates listed on the top of each quiz
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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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