ASTR 109/PHYS 109
Big Bang and Black Holes

Introduction to Cosmology

Prof. David Toback
(Section 201/Honors and 501/Regular)

Teaching Assistants: Josh Winchell and Nate Herbert
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Spring 2017

Course Material:

·  Syllabus - includes Course Topics and Reading Assignments

·         Course Organization - More information about how the course is organized, as well as assignments

·         Class Schedule - Tentative schedule with due dates for Reading, End of Chapter Quizzes, Pre-Lecture Reading Question Assignments and Papers

·         ASTR/PHYS 119 - The optional lab companion course for ASTR/PHYS 109

·         Honors Sections - Info about the honors section and the Research Paper

·  Textbook Information - The required and recommended texts for the course (and a link to the first 4 chapters of the textbook if needed)

·  Lecture Notes - Copies of the Lecture Notes  

·  Chapter 13-14 Worksheet - We recommend filling in all the boxes, and using the hints to help you. If you still need help, send mail for feedback  

Assignment Information:

·  FAQ - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about assignments, quizzes, papers etc.  

·  eCampus - Instructions on how to use eCampus to submit end-of-chapter quizzes and other things  

·  Calibrated Peer Review - Information about how we will be using Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) during the class for Writing Assignments and Pre-Lecture Reading Questions  

·  Pre-Lecture Reading Questions - Instructions on how to write and evaluate the Pre-Lecture Reading Questions in CPR

·  iClickers - Information about iClickers you will need to have and use during the class  

·  Writing Assignments - Information about the Papers, how we will be using the CPR System and turnitin (on eCampus), as well as our plagiarism policy

Other Stuff:

·  Fun Stuff - Videos and written stuff students have sent to illustrate the science

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