ASTRONOMY 1143 - COSMOLOGY: HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE - AU17 12:45-2:05 PM, CB130 Professor : Anil K. Pradhan Teaching Associate/ Inst. Asst. 4017 McPherson Lab Lianshui Zhao / Nash Brecht 292-5850 PRB 3021, (614)886-9933 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hrs. T,R 4:15-5:15 PM M,W 11:15-12:15 Homepage: www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pradhan (Click on 'Astronomy 1143') Text: YOUR COSMIC CONTEXT, Duncan and Tyler, ISBN-13: 978-0-13-240010-7 COURSE OVERVIEW (Detailed outline is posted on the website daily) Dates: Chapters Main Topics Aug 22,24 - Tests, Outline, Intro: Scientific Method Aug 29,31 1,2 Ancient vs. Modern: Solar System Sep 5,7 3 Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler's laws, Newton's laws Sep 12,14 4 Light and Matter, Stars and Galaxies, Dark Matter Sep 19,21 5 Motion and Gravity, Hubble Diagram and CMB Sep 26,28 6 Relativity and Light: Spacetime, Black Holes Oct 3,5 7 Distance Scale and Expansion Oct 17,19 8 Radiation and Matter Oct 24,26 9 Stellar Fuel, Nuclear Energy, and Elements Oct 31-Nov 2 10 Big Bang and Aftermath Nov 7,9 11 Distribution and History of Matter Nov 14,16 12 Large-Scale Structure Nov 28,30 13 Life, Other worlds: Planets and Exoplanets Dec 5 14 Universal Timeline/Review Mid-Term Test Dates: Tuesdays - Sep 12, Oct 10, Oct 31, Nov 21 (40 min duration, followed by lecture) FINAL EXAMINATION: DECEMBER 12, TUESDAY, 2:00-3:45 PM (HERE!) All comprehensive final exam, approx. 100 multiple choice questions N.B.: PLEASE READ THE TEXTBOOK ! The 4 mid-term tests (40 min, about 40 multiple choice questions) will have questions on material covered in the lectures in the previous ~3-week period. Lowest test score will be dropped and 3/4 count towards final grade. The lectures will cover most topics in the text, but not all and not always in the same order as the chapters listed above. The lowest test score is discounted (no makeups except emergencies). Please keep all tests and grade sheets until the final grade. Grading: 3 Tests = 60%, Final (100 Q's, Comprehensive) = 40%. GRADES: 1-49 = E, 50-56 = D, 57-59 = D+, 60-62 = C-, 63-71 = C, 72-74 = C+, 75-77 = B-, 78-83 = B, 84-86 = B+, 87-89 = A-, 90-100 = A. COURSE GOALS and OBJECTIVES: - Astronomy 1143 is a General Education Curriculum (GEC) course in natural sciences designed for understanding basic scientific methodology applied to understanding the Universe in a historical context. - Understanding the theories and methods of modern astrophysics and cosmology, investigating the relationship between science and technology,exploring the effects of science and technology on the environment. - To investigate the basic facts, principles, theories and methods of modern science as practiced in astrophysics: To learn important events in the history of astrophysics, particularly the discovery of the size and age of the Universe and our place within it; To explain the role of modern technology in the investigation of astrophysical phenomena; To consider the effects of human activity on the Earth, including topics such as energy balance. ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT: It is the responsibility of the Committee on Academic Misconduct to investigate or establish procedures for the investigation of all reported cases of student academic misconduct wherever com mitted; illustrated by, but not limited to, cases of plagiarism and cheati ng on exami nations. Instructors shall report all instances of alleged misconduct to the committee (Faculty Rule 3335-5-487). For additional information, see the Code of Student Conduct (studentaffairs.osu.edu/pdfs/csc 12-31-07.pdf). DISABILITY SERVICES: Students with disabilities that have been certified by the Office for Disability Services will be accommodated; plea se inform the professor as soon as possible of your needs. The Office for Disa bility Studies is located in 150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue, telephone 292-3307, TDD 292-0901, www.ods.ohio-state.edu.