Astro3_S11_Syllabus

Astro3_S11_Syllabus - ASTR 3, LEC 1: Nature of the Universe...

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ASTR 3, LEC 1: Nature of the Universe MWF 12:00 pm -12:50 pm in Math Sciences 4000A SRS# 123 009 200 Professor Ian S. McLean Office PAB 3-939: mclean@astro.ucla.edu Office Hours: 3-5 pm Tu/Th Book: The Essential Cosmic Perspective, 5 th ed. ( loose leaf is cheaper; CD version optional, but very nice ). Authors: Bennett, Donahue, Schneider, and Voit. Astr3 Lab Manual: Package of Lab exercises (required ) NOTE : Attend Discussions during first week of class and bring first Lab packet. SYLLABUS Week 1 Mon Mar 28 NO CLASS Wed Mar 30 Our place in the Universe (Ch.1) Fri Apr 1 Discovering the Universe for Yourself (Ch.2) Week 2 Mon Apr 4 The Science of Astronomy (Ch.3) Wed Apr 6 Motion and Energy (Ch.4) Fri Apr 8 Gravity (Ch.4) Week 3 Mon Apr 11 Light and Telescopes (Ch.5) Wed Apr 13 The Solar System and its Origin (Ch.6) Fri Apr 15 NO CLASS Week 4 Mon Apr 18 MID-TERM 1 (40 min – in class) Wed Apr 20 Earth and the Terrestrial Worlds (Ch.7) Fri Apr 22 Jovian Planet Systems (Ch.8) Week 5 Mon Apr 25 Asteroids, Comets and Pluto (Ch.9) Wed Apr 27 Our Star – the Sun (Ch. 10) Fri Apr 29 Surveying the Stars (Ch. 11) Week 6 Mon May 2 The Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram (Ch. 11) Wed May 4 Star birth (Ch. 12) Fri May 6 Star death (Ch. 12) Week 7 Mon May 9 MID-TERM 2 (40 min – in class) Wed May 11 The Bizarre Stellar Graveyard (Ch.13) Fri May 13 Black Holes (Ch. 13) Week 8 Mon May 16 Our Galaxy – the Milky Way (Ch.14) Wed May 18 A Universe of Galaxies (Ch. 15) Fri May 20 Quasars and huge black holes (Ch. 15) Week 9 Mon May 23 Dark Matter & Dark Energy (Ch.16)
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