Galaxies, Quasars, and Cosmology|
This course introduces modern extragalactic astronomy, blending established practices in the field and important recent discoveries. Three major themes will be developed. First, the basics of Newtonian and relativistic cosmologies will be discussed, including modern determinations of the Hubble Law and the observations that have led to the currently favored cosmological model. Next, the universe of galaxies will be investigated: their constituents, structure and kinematics, and multiwavelength properties. Finally, the nature of galactic nuclei will be explored, including the observational consequences of black-hole accretion and the coordinated growth of galaxies and their central black holes. Outstanding research questions related to the topics covered will be highlighted throughout the course.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (ASTR155 AND ASTR211)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ASTR)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Supplementary handouts will be provided in class.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Bi-weekly problem sets/projects and quizzes, and one paper on a current research topic in extragalactic astronomy.
|Instructor(s): Moran,Edward C. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: VVO110; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 7||JR major: 7|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: 5||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|
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