Black Holes and Cosmic Catastrophes
We experience the effects of gravity in our everyday lives. This
important force shapes our Sun and its evolution, along with all stars and their exotic end-states,
galaxies, and the universe itself. In Astronomy 4, we study the effects
of gravity and other competing forces on the nature of stars, black holes, galaxies, and the
universe as a whole, including an introduction to special and general
Office Hours: Monday 2:00-4:00 pm, Location: 3-326 PAB
Office Hours: Monday 4:00-5:00 pm, Tuesday 10:00-11:00 am; Location: 1-704 PAB
1A Thursday 3:00-3:50 pm; 154 Royce
1B Thursday 4:00-4:50 pm; 5128 Math Sciences
1C Thursday 5:00-5:50 pm; 5117 Math Sciences
The Cosmic Perspective: Stars, Galaxies & Cosmology (8th Edition)
Bennett, Donahue, Schneider, Voit
A simple calculator is HIGHLY recommended, though not required.
Concept Test Card Sheet
30%: Weekly assignments, simple quantitative problems
- Mid-Term, 5/2/17, in class
30%: Combination of multiple choice, true/false, matching
- Final Exam, 6/15/17, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, Location: TBD
40%: Combination of multiple choice, true/false, matching
Homework will be assigned roughly every week and is to be turned
in at the beginning of class on the designated day.
Homework turned in after the beginning of class on the due date
will be considered late. Late homework may be turned in up to
1 week after the due date, at a penalty of 20% reduction in score.
After one week, we will return graded homework. No homework is
accepted after that.