Astro113

Astro113 -- Spring 2019


INTRODUCTORY ASTRONOMY: STARS, GALAXIES, & THE UNIVERSE

Wednesdays, 7:20-10:00pm, Innovation Hall, Room 103



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

*** Welcome to Astronomy 113!! ***



Instructor: Professor Joe Pesce


Department of Physics and Astronomy, Planetary Hall, Room 203

Email: jpesce(at)gmu(dot)edu

Voice: 703.993.1280


Syllabus: HTML here or PDF version here


Grading scale:


A = 90 - 100%
A- = 85 - 89%
B+ = 80 - 84%
B = 75 - 79%
B- = 70 - 74%
C+ = 65 - 69%
C = 60 - 64%
D = 50 - 59%
F = 0 - 49%

Copies of Notes/Reviews (PDF files):

Lecture Notes for Week 1 - Intro/Review/Nature of Light:

Full slide version: astro_113_week1.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week1_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week1_multi.pdf


Lecture Notes for Week 2 - Nature of Stars; Types/Masses of Stars:

Full slide version: astro_113_week2.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week2_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week2_multi.pdf


Lecture Notes for Week 3 - The Sun and The ISM:

Full slide version: astro_113_week3.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week3_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week3_multi.pdf


Lecture Notes for Week 5 - Star Formation:

Full slide version: astro_113_week5.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week5_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week5_multi.pdf


Lecture Notes for Week 6 - Travels on the HR Diagram:

Full slide version: astro_113_week6.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week6_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week6_multi.pdf


Lecture Notes for Week 7 - Stellar Deaths/Endpoints:

Full slide version: astro_113_week7.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week7_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week7_multi.pdf


Lecture Notes for Week 9 - Distances and the Milky Way:

Full slide version: astro_113_week9.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week9_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week9_multi.pdf


Lecture Notes for Week 10 - Galaxies and Clusters:

Full slide version: astro_113_week10.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week10_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week10_multi.pdf


Lecture Notes for Week 11 Black Holes and AGN:

Full slide version: astro_113_week11.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week11_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week11_multi.pdf


Lecture Notes for Week 13 - Big Bang:

Full slide version: astro_113_week13.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week13_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week13_multi.pdf


Lecture Notes for Week 14 - Fate of Universe; Review:

Full slide version: astro_113_week14_Fate.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week14_Fate_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week14_Fate_multi.pdf


Full slide version: astro_113_week14_Review.pdf
Black and White slides: astro_113_week14_Review_BW.pdf
6 slides per page: astro_113_week14_Review_multi.pdf


EXAM REVIEW:


  • Review for Exam 1: Exam1_review_astro113.pdf

  • Review for Exam 2: Exam2_review_astro113.pdf

  • Review for Exam 3: Exam3_review_astro113.pdf

  • Review for Final: Final_review_astro113.pdf

  • Exam Results:

    NOTE: Your student ID (G-number) has been converted into an IDENTIFIER.
    To determine your unique identifier:

    Take your G-number and divide by the last 2 digits. If the last 2 digits are both zero, divide by the last 3 digits. Round - there should be no decimal points.

    EXAMPLE 1: Student G-number: G00012345
    Identifier => 00012345 / 45 = 274

    EXAMPLE 2: Student G-number = G00123400
    Identifier => 00123400 / 400 = 309

  • Results of Exam 1 - Posted 02/14/19

  • Results of Exam 2 - Posted 03/22/19

  • Results of Exam 3 - Posted 04/18/19

  • Results of Final - Posted 05/08/19

  • Astronomy Links:

  • GMU Observatory website, including observing schedule on GMU Campus
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day
  • National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
  • The Very Large Array (VLA)
  • The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)
  • Chandra X-ray Telescope Photo Album


  •                                                                        This page last updated:   8 May 2019