01-Course_Intro - Biology 190A COSMOS From the Origin of...

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Biology 190A COSMOS From the Origin of the Universe to the Evolution of Life and Intelligence Part of the CNS Universal Origins Educational Excellence Initiative
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Biology 190A: Cosmos Emeritus
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Course Text- None Biology 190A Course Packet Available at the University Textbook Annex (12 Scientific American Articles; Class Quizzes Based on Them)
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Biology 190A Course Website http://bcrc.bio.umass.edu/courses/fall2011/biol/biol190a/190ahomepage.htm Includes Syllabus Lectures Adobe PDF Files of Lecture PowerPoints Misc., e.g., Drake Equation Calculator Class Quiz Answers Exam Study Guide Exam Answers
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Grading 5 Class Quizzes (lowest of 6 dropped)- 25 pts. **************************************** 3 Exams (25 pts. each) – 75 pts. Each Exam with 50 Multiple-Choice Questions Exams 1 and 2 Given During Regular Class Period in Class Lecture Auditorium Exam 1- Friday, Oct. 7 (on Lect. 1-13) Exam 2- Wednesday, Nov. 9 (on Lect. 14-26) Exam 3- During Final Exam Period (on Lect. 27-36) (Exam 3 is a regular third exam, not a comprehensive final) Grades Posted on SPARK
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Missed Exam Policy No Make-Up Exams Missed Exams Without a Valid Excuse Get a Zero Only Valid Excuses Are a Medical Reason or a Major Personal Situation Valid Excuses Must Be Documented Either By a Doctor or an Undergraduate Dean Missed Exam with Valid/Verified Excuse Not Counted and Grade Based on 2 Instead of 3 Exams
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Biology 190A Overview COSMOS From the Origin of the Universe to the Evolution of Life and Intelligence A Gen Ed- Science Interdisciplinary (SI) Course College of Natural Sciences Universal Origins Educational Excellence Initiative The Universe 13.7 Billion Years Ago (380,000 years after the Big Bang) Apollo 11: Humanity Reaches the Moon (20 July 1969)
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Biology 190A: Cosmos The Most All-Encompassing Course You Will Ever Take THE COSMOS is all there is, all there ever was, and all there ever will be . —Carl Sagan in Cosmos (1980)
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Gravitational Lensing (Predicted by Einstein) Biology 190A: Cosmos Learn from Some of the Greatest Minds of All Time The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible . —Albert Einstein
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Week 1- Cosmic Evolution EVOLUTION First Principle of the Universe Evolution and Creationism
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Mass tells spacetime how to curve, and spacetime tells mass how to move. —John Archibald Wheeler Week 2- Cosmic Fundamentals I. Space and Time John Archibald Wheeler
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Friday Forum 1: Albert Einstein Indisputably One of the Greatest Men of Our Time —George Bernard Shaw
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Week 3- Cosmic Fundamentals II. Matter and Energy The Standard Model Quantum Mechanics
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Friday Forum 2: Quantum Weirdness Nobody Understands Quantum Physics —Richard Feynman Richard Feynman 1965
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Week 4- The Universe
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Friday Forum 3: Quantum Gravity and String Theory plus The Anthropic Principle and the Multiverse
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The Chemical Elements Red Supergiant Star Week 5: GALAXIES, STARS AND THE ELEMENTS
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01-Course_Intro - Biology 190A COSMOS From the Origin of...

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