ASTRO340 : Cosmology

(Prof. Richard Mushotzky)
High Energy Astrophysics Picture of the Week
Astronomy Picture of the Day
  • Lecturer: Dr. Richard Mushotzky
  • Time: T Th 9:30-10:45
  • Dates: Jan 28 - May13 2014
  • Room: CSS 2400
  • Office: PSC 1111
  • Off. Hrs Mon, Weds 10:00-11:00
  • TA: Tiara Hung
  • Office: PSC 1238
  • Off. Hrs,Weds 3:00-4:00pm and Thusday 3:30-4:40pm


Introductory Lecture

Second Lecture

Third Lecture

Fourth Lecture Newton's Laws, Galilean Relatvity and Gravity

Fifth Lecture Newton's Laws etc Age of earth; Intro to reference Frames

Sixth Lecture Principles of Space and Time

Seventh Lecture Special Relativity

Eight Lecture- Time Dilation, Length Contraction Simultaneity

Ninth Lecture- Start of General Relativity

10th Lecture- Second General Relativity Lecture

11th Lecture- Third General Relativity Lecture

12th Lecture- General Relativity Lecture- first part

12th Lecture-continued Start of Black Holes Lecture

13th Lecture-Black Holes Lecture

14th Lecture-The Extragalactic Universe

15th Lecture-The Hubble Expansion

16th Lecture-The shape of the Universe

17th Lecture-Cosmological Models

18th Lecture Microwave Background- CMB

19th The Very Early Universe and Nucleosynthesis

20th Weighing the Universe

21st What kind of Universe do we live in

22nd How Do Things Form

23rd How Do Things Form II (movies)

24th Four Cosmic Puzzles

25th Inflation

26-27th Beyond Inflation

Class Summary-Overview of Class



Homework 1

Homework 2

Homework 3

Homework 4

Homework 5

Homework 6 Due Tuesday May 13

Some interesting articles

Article on History of Science, Science Magazine 2009

Exploratorium Article by Phil and Phyllis Morrison on ancient cosmology

Eratosthenes and the Size of the Earth

Maxwells Equations and the Speed of Light- History

Cosmic Times- Story of the Solar Eclipse Test of GR

The Great Shapley-Curtis Debate on the Size of the Universe

Some of the History of Cold Dark Matter

Popular Version of Origin of Universe The Friedman equation (some deeper math) and its consequences Introductory Lecture