Terry R Richardson
         Senior Instructor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy

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Week Day Date This Week Resources/ Assignments


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Tue
9-Jan
Lecture: The History of the Universe Part 1
(Inside out or outside in?)
CCA#44 history of the universe   
CCBH#1 Big Bang  
PER big bang  

Thu
11-Jan
Lecture: The History of the Universe Part 2

CCA#42 cosmology I big bang  
PBSST The CMB explained  





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Tue
16-Jan Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos, Ben Ch 5, a review of high school science
****Assignment #1 due by midnight****
CCA#24 light 
PER em spectrum 



Thu
18-Jan
Light and Matter: Reading Messages from the Cosmos, Ben Ch 5, a review of high school science PER atoms & light  
PER blackbody spectra  
PER types of spectra    



3

Tue 23-Jan
Telescopes, "The Men with the Long Eyes," Ben. Ch 6 CCA#6 telescopes 
IoP lenses & telescopes  



Thu
25-Jan Test #1, History of the Universe and
Chs 5 & 6




4

Tue 30-Jan Space and Time (special relativity, SR).
Ben Ch S2
CCP#42 Special Relativity 
brownian motion  



Thu
1-Feb
Spacetime and Gravity (general relativity, GR), Ben Ch S3 Green on gravity waves video  
black hole merger simulation video   



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Tue 6-Feb Building Blocks of the Universe (standard model of physics, SMOP), Ben Ch S3
CCP#43 Quantum Mechanics Part 1  
CCP#44 Quantum Mechanics Part 2  
Fl#22 Fermion & Bosons  
FL#15 Standard Model of Physics  
FL#26 Ultimate Building Blocks of Matter  



Thu
8-Feb The Sun is a Star, Ben Ch 14
CCA#10 Sun 
UCLAN Astroseismology  guy we saw in class



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Tue 13-Feb Intro: optical bench & lasers
TED Greene Unification  
CS Inside Stars <—watch from 12:55 to 32:25 by Dr. Jennifer van Saders (she is much better than that other guy)



Thu
15-Feb Lecture: lab data gathering, interference
Test #2, Chs S2–S4
for lecture: Young's Double Slit  
                   lab write-up  



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Tue 20-Feb Surveying the Stars Part 1, Ben Ch 15 CCA#25 distances  
CCA#26 stars  
PER spectroscopic parallax  
PER lum. temp. & size  




Thu
22-Feb Surveying the Stars Part 2, Ben Ch 15 CCA#34 binary stars  
PER binary stars  
CCA#35 star clusters  



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Tue 27-Feb Surveying the Stars Part 3, Ben Ch 15 IOP star life cycle  



Thu
1-Mar Star Birth, Ben Ch 16




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Tue


6-Mar
Test #3 Chs 14 & 15



Tue 8-Mar The Lives of Stars, Ben Ch. 17




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Tue 13-Mar




Thu
15-Mar




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Tue 27-Mar





Thu
29-Mar Test #4




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Tue 3-Apr





Thu
5-Apr




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Tue 10-Apr




Thu
12-Apr Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe Part 1, Ben. Ch 23




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Tue 17-Apr
Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Universe Part 2, Ben. Ch 23 Test #5 (take-home test due by midnight)



Thu
19-Apr



Tue
24-Apr
Reading Day
No professor is allowed to give an exam on this day. It is time guaranteed for your exam preparation. Some cheaters among us will schedule an exam anyway for their own convenience. 

Tue
1-May
Final Exam     8–11 PM in our classroom HWWE 110










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