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Unformatted text preview: Physics 182: Our Evolving Universe 3 Credits Version Sept 7 2010 Lectures: Fall 2010 M/W/F, 9:35-10:25, Rutherford Physics Building (ERP), room 114 Instructor: Prof. Robert Rutledge. Office: Rutherford Physics Build- ing, Room 222 (ERP 222). Office hours: Monday and Friday 10:30am- 12:00pm. Phone: 398-6509; Email: Use WebCT. Random short question? Try twitter, tag for this class: #oeuphys182. Teaching Assistants: There are 2 Teaching Assistants for this course: Allison Noble, Office: Rutherford 230, 398-1423, [email protected], office hours Wednesdays 10:30am-1:30pm. Paul Scholz, Rutherford 227,m 398-7032, [email protected], Office hours Tuesday and Thursday 2:00- 3:30pm. Prerequisites: None. This course is complementary to PHYS 181: The Milky Way Inside and Out , but neither is the prerequisite for the other. This course is not available for credit to students in a physics program, or students who have previously taken PHYS 206: Our Evolving Universe (same course, previously of a different course number). Course Content This course will address three major questions: How does the physical Universe look to us today? How did the physical Universe come to be the way it is today? And, how will the universe evolve in the future? Instructional Goals Understand: How our view of the universe and its evolution have been guided by physics and astronomy, and how historical development of our view of the Universe has taken place in the context of developments in physics, astronomy and technology. We will discuss, among other things: the basics of astronomy; the modern observatories used, and how they work; how our...
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2011 for the course ECSE 361 taught by Professor Franciscodgaliana during the Winter '09 term at McGill.
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