Chapter04 - Big Bang Black Holes No Math ASTR/PHYS 109 Dr...

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Introduction Topic 4: Scientific Methods Big Bang, Black Holes, No Math 1 Big Bang, Black Holes, No Math ASTR/PHYS 109 Dr. David Toback Lecture 5 & 6
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Introduction Topic 4: Scientific Methods Big Bang, Black Holes, No Math 2 Prep for Today (Is now due) – L5 Reading: BBBHNM: Chap 1-4 Recommended BHOT: Chap. 1-3 SHU: Chap. 1-2 TOE: Chap. 1 eLearning End-of-Chapter Quizzes: Chapters 2-3 Reading questions Two questions from Chapter 4 in eLearning
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Introduction Topic 4: Scientific Methods Big Bang, Black Holes, No Math 3 Prep for Today (Is now due) – L6 Reading: BBBHNM: Chap 1-5 Recommended BHOT: Chap. 1-3 SHU: Chap. 1-3 (p55-69) TOE: Chap. 1 eLearning End-of-Chapter Quizzes: Chapters 2-3 Reading questions Two questions from Chapter 5 in eLearning
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Introduction Topic 4: Scientific Methods Big Bang, Black Holes, No Math 4 Next Topic: Scientific Methods Unit 1: 1. Introduction Done 2. Going Big Done 3. Going Small Done 4. Evidence and the Scientific Method Today we move on to the Questions and How we go about answering them
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Introduction Topic 4: Scientific Methods Big Bang, Black Holes, No Math 5 Plan for the Next Few Weeks 1. More on the Questions and How we go about answering them 2. Some of the history to teach us about the method 3. Paper 1 4. Need to learn some physics } Today } Next Unit
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Introduction Topic 4: Scientific Methods Big Bang, Black Holes, No Math Paper 1 Will be due 1 week after we finish Chapter 4 Instructions for it on CPR More about this later in lecture, all info on the course webpage Topic: Describe how the data presented in class/textbook provides evidence for the Earth going around the Sun? Explain it to someone who isn’t taking the class (no jargon) 6
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Introduction Topic 4: Scientific Methods Big Bang, Black Holes, No Math 7 Next few Weeks Continued… To learn Cosmology will also need to learn a bit about: 1. Light and Doppler Shifts 2. Gravity and General Relativity 3. Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics 4. Nuclear Physics and Chemistry 5. Temperature and Thermal Equilibrium Won’t spend too long on these, just enough to get back to the big picture…
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Introduction Topic 4: Scientific Methods Big Bang, Black Holes, No Math 8 Evidence and The Scientific Method What are the Questions and how do we go about answering them? Scientific Method How do we know what we know? What is the evidence for the stories we heard growing up? History as example… Observation (looking at the heavens)
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Introduction Topic 4: Scientific Methods Big Bang, Black Holes, No Math 9 How do we know what we know? We have a lot of experience in the world around us Unfortunately, our experience is really lousy in guiding us to really understanding the bigger (and smaller) world around us unless we’re really careful As you’ve already seen, the world is incredibly complex and much of it is different from what we experience
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