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waynehu

Professor, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
University of Chicago

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Galaxies and the Universe

Astro 242
MW 1:30-2:50 TAAC 67

The textbook for this course is Carroll and Ostlie: An Intro to Modern Astrophysics Addison Wesley 2006.

We will cover Chapters 24-30 at a rate of a chapter per 1-2 weeks:

Ch 24: Milky way
Ch 25: Nature of galaxies
Ch 26: Galactic evolution
Ch 28: Active galaxies
Midterm
Ch 27: Structure of the Universe
Ch 29: Cosmology
Ch 30: Early universe
Final

Grades will be based on problem sets (50%), in class midterm (20%) and final (30%).

Problem Sets


PS#1 (due 1/14): 24.4; 24.15; 24.18; 24.20; 24.23
PS#2 (due 1/23): 25.2; 25.4; 25.14; 25.15; 25.16
PS#3 (due 1/30): 26.1; 26.4; 26.11; 26.12
PS#4 (due 2/6): 28.6; 28.9; 28.13; 28.14; 28.15; 28.18
Prepare Midterm Formula Sheet - 8.5-11 for Midterm Feb 11
PS#5 (due 2/20)
PS#6 (due 2/27) conversion factors
PS#7 (due 3/6)
PS#8 (due 3/13)
Prepare Final Formula Sheet - 8.5-11 for Final March 15: 1:30-3pm

Lecture Notes

Set 1: Milky Way

Set 2: Nature of Galaxies

Set 3: Galaxy Evolution

Set 4: Active Galaxies

Set 5: Expansion of the Universe

Set 6: FRW Cosmology

Set 7: Thermal History

Set 8: Inflationary Origins

Set 9: Structure Formation