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Cosmology: Schedule

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Week of Assigned Reading & Problems Notes
Aug-28
Chapters 1 & 2
Ch. 2 Problems
Introduction & Overview(PDF).
Sep-04
Chapter 2
Ch. 3: Gravitation & Curvature
Ch. 3 Problems
Gravity (PDF)
Sep-11
Ch. 3: Gravitation & Curvature
Ch. 4: Cosmic Dynamics
Ch. 4 Problems
Cosmic Dynamics (PDF)
Sep-18
Ch. 4: Cosmic Dynamics
Ch. 5: Model Universes
Ch. 5 Problems
Exam I: Ch 1-3
Model Universes (PDF)
Sep-25
Ch. 5: Model Universes
Oct-02
Chapter 6: Cosmological Parameters
Ch. 6 Problems
Cosmological Parameters (PDF)
Oct-09
Chapter 7: Dark Matter
Ch. 7 Problems
Fall Break 10/7-10/10
Exam II: Ch 4-5
Oct-16
Chapter 7: Dark Matter
Dark Matter (PDF)
Oct-23
Chapter 8: Cosmic Background Radiation
Ch. 8 Problems
Cosmic Background Radiation (PDF)
Oct-29
Chapter 8: Cosmic Background Radiation
Ch. 8 Problems
Cosmic Background Radiation (PDF)
Nov-06
Chapter 9: Primordial Nucleosynthesis
Ch. 9 Problems
Nucleosynthesis (PDF)
Exam III: Ch 6-7
Nov-13
Chapter 10: Inflation
Ch. 10 Problems
Inflation (PDF)
Nov-20
Chapter 11: Structure
Ch. 11 Problems
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov-27
Chapter 12: Structure
Ch. 12 Problems
Dec-04
Presentations
Dec-11 Finals Week
Final Exam 12/12 6:00-7:50
 
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