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for Summer 2014 Section C01 ONLY! (UPDATES ALWAYS IN PROGRESS)

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General Course Description and Policies

EXAMINATION #4 (comprehensive) will occur on 5 August 2014 1630-1830 (4:30PM to 6:30PM on Tuesday) [NOTE WELL THE TIME!]

EXAMINATION #3 will occur on 31 July 2014

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EXAMINATION #2 will occur on 24 July 2014

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EXAMINATION #1 will occur on 10 July 2014

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TEXTBOOK and ANCILLARY MATERIALS

GRADING POLICY


1 July 2014 Tuesday
Introduction to ASTR 113
Hints for Studying
  • FG&K Chapter 4, Chapter 5 and Appendix 6-8
  • FG&K Chapter 16 - Our Star, the Sun
  • Chapter 16 Notes (smaller PDF file) :: Powerpoint Presentation (large file)
    8 July 2014 Tuesday
  • FG&K Chapter 17 - The Nature of the Stars
  • Chapter 17 Notes (smaller PDF file) :: Powerpoint Presentation (larger PDF file)
  • Chapter 18 Notes (smaller PDF file) :: Powerpoint Presentation (larger PDF file)
  • Dr. Joe Weingartner's Introduction to the ISM
  • REVIEW for yourself Examination #1
    10 July 2014 Thursday

  • EXAMINATION #1 takes place on this date. The exam will start at 4:30PM and last until 5:30PM. If you arrive late for the exam, you won't be allowed to take it. Lecture will begin at 5:40PM.
  • YOU MUST BRING SCANTRON AND STUDENT ID !!!
  • Plan on spending entire examination period in the classroom or you may get an F for the exam
  • IF YOU ARE CAUGHT TALKING DURING THE EXAM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC "F"
  • If you get to the exam late you will not be permitted to take the exam !!!
  • No toilet breaks will be allowed! Do that business before class!
  • NO OPEN NOTES -- Anyone found with open notes near/around their seat WILL get an F for the examination
  • You must listen to requests from proctors/monitors - if requested to move, you must move; it doesn't mean you were cheating, nonetheless, you MUST move, or whatever was requested OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN "F" FOR THE EXAM

  • 12 July 2014 Saturday
  • FG&K Chapter 18 - The Birth of Stars
  • Mass Ejection and Accretion (18-5)
  • Young Stars and HII Regions (18-6)
  • Giant Molecular Clouds (18-7)
  • Supernovae and Star Birth (18-8)
    15 July 2014 Tuesday
  • FG&K Chapter 19 - Stellar Evolution After the Main Sequence
    17 July 2014 Thursday
  • FG&K Chapter 20 - Stellar Evolution: The Death of Stars
  • FG&K Chapter 21 - Neutron Stars
    19 July 2014 Saturday
  • Review of Stellar Evolution
  • UCSD Gene Smith's web-based review of Stellar Evolution I :: Stellar Evolution II :: Supernovae and Neutron Stars
  • FG&K Chapter 22 - Relativity and Black Holes
  • A presentation (available online) on relativity by Dr. Ehrlich
  • Check out these Black Hole animations
    22 July 2014 Tuesday
  • FG&K Chapter 23 - The Milky Way Galaxy
  • A Geller Life Cycle HR diagram
    24 July 2014 Thursday

  • EXAMINATION #2 takes place on this date. The examination will start at 4:30PM and end at 5:30PM. Lecture will start at 5:40PM.
  • YOU MUST BRING PARSCORE SCANTRON AND STUDENT ID !!!
  • Plan on spending entire examination period in the classroom or you may get an F for the exam
  • IF YOU ARE CAUGHT TALKING DURING THE EXAM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC "F"
  • If you get to the exam late (>15 minutes) you will not be permitted to take the exam !!!
  • No toilet breaks will be allowed! Do that business before class!
  • NO OPEN NOTES -- Anyone found with open notes near/around their seat WILL get an F for the examination
  • You must listen to requests from proctors/monitors - if requested to move, you must move; it doesn't mean you were cheating, nonetheless, you MUST move, or whatever was requested OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN "F" FOR THE EXAM

  • 26 July 2014 Saturday
  • FG&K Chapter 24 - Galaxies
  • F&K Chapter 25 - Quasars, Active Galaxies, and Gamma-Ray Bursters
    29 July 2014 Tuesday
  • FG&K Chapter 26 - Cosmology: The Origin and Evolution of the Universe
  • F&K Chapter 27 - Exploring the Early Universe Dr. Dine's view of the Big Bang
    Dr. Burgess's Strings and Inflation
    31 July 2014 Thursday

  • EXAMINATION #3 takes place on this date. The examination will start at 5:40PM and end at 6:40PM. Lecture will start at 4:00PM.
  • YOU MUST BRING SCANTRON AND STUDENT ID !!!
  • Plan on spending entire examination period in the classroom or you may get an F for the exam
  • IF YOU ARE CAUGHT TALKING DURING THE EXAM YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC "F"
  • If you get to the exam late (>15 minutes) you will not be permitted to take the exam !!!
  • No toilet breaks will be allowed! Do that business before class!
  • NO OPEN NOTES -- Anyone found with open notes near/around their seat WILL get an F for the examination
  • You must listen to requests from proctors/monitors - if requested to move, you must move; it doesn't mean you were cheating, nonetheless, you MUST move, or whatever was requested OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN "F" FOR THE EXAM
  • A very brief history of the universe
  • FG&K Chapter 28 - The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
  • Review for the Final

    5 August 2014 Tuesday


    HAVE A GREAT SUMMER !