ASTR 109/PHYS 109
Big Bang and Black Holes

Introduction to Cosmology

Prof. David Toback (Section 201/Honors and 501/Regular) and
Prof. Peter McIntyre (Section 202/Honors and 502/Regular)

Teaching Assistants: Iman Ataee and Dave Elofson and Josh Winchell and
(for help send mail to 109help@physics.tamu.edu )

Fall 2018


Material due before the next class date:

Course Material:

  • Syllabus - includes Course Topics, Reading and Approximate Due Dates for Regular and Honors Sections Assignments (Last updated 08/23/18)
  • Course Organization - More information about how the course is organized, as well as assignments (Last updated 09/11/18)
  • Class Schedule - Tentative schedule with due dates for Reading, End of Chapter Quizzes, Pre-Lecture Reading Question Assignments and Papers (Last updated 09/20/18)
  • ASTR/PHYS 119 - The optional lab companion course for ASTR/PHYS 109
  • Honors Sections - Info about the honors section and the Outside-Topic 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

Assignment Information and Help:

  • FAQ - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about assignments, quizzes, papers etc. (Last updated 08/28/18)
  • iClickers - Information about iClickers you will need to have and use during the class (Last updated 08/30/18)
  • ECampus Quiz Help:
  • Pre-Lecture Reading Questions - Guidelines on how to write and submit Pre-Lecture Reading Questions (Last updated 09/18/18)
  • Papers and Peerceptive:
  • Chapter 13 and 14 Materials

    Other Stuff:

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

    Interested in taking this course? For more information click here, send mail to toback@tamu.edu or visit our Feedback Forum


    Created by Dave Toback (toback@tamu.edu)
    (Last updated by Dave Toback on 08/31/18)