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 fission reactor  
IOP star life cycle  



Thu
1-Mar The HR Diagram, luminosity classes, stellar masses




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Tue


6-Mar
Practice with Ch 15 topics
bring to class Bennett p. 511 #41, 43-45,
in class we will do 41



Tue 8-Mar Star Birth, Ben Ch 16



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Tue 13-Mar Test #3 Chs 14 & 15



Thu
15-Mar The Lives of Stars




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Tue 27-Mar
Off the Main Sequence
& on to Reincarnation
CCA#28 brown dwarfs  
CCA#29 low mass stars               
CCA#31 high mass stars
PER stellar evolution  



Thu
29-Mar Evidence from the Stellar Graveyard
CCA#30 white dwarfs    PER white dwarfs   
PER high mass stars/supernova  
PER high mass supernova  
CCA#32 neutron stars   CCA#33 black holes  
CCA#40 GRBs    



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Tue 3-Apr Our Galaxy Grew by Leaps & Bounds
assignment made in class today  
image for assignment  
CCA#37 milky way   PER the Milky Way 
Where is M-13 <–software for Mac or PC




Thu
5-Apr Islands of Stars as Far as the Eye Can See
CCA#38 galaxies I   CCA#39 galaxies II  
PER galaxy class   PER lookback time  



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Tue 10-Apr Galactic Evolution: Back to the
Beginning of Time




Thu
12-Apr Test #4 Chs 16, 17, 18, & 19



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Tue 17-Apr
Dark Matter & Energy, Fate of the Universe
In lieu of a physical class meeting watch the Crash Course Lectures to the right

We will discuss on Thursday

CCA#41 dark matter  <—review
CCA#42 cosmology I big bang  
CCA#43 cosmology II dark energy 
CCA#44 history of the universe 
CCA#45 deep time <—not required     




Thu
19-Apr The End of the Universe



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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