ASTR 109/PHYS 109
Big Bang and Black Holes

Introduction to Cosmology

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

Teaching Assistants: Elham Azadbakht and Josh Winchell and
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Spring 2018

Material due before the next class date:

·  Required Prep for next class (Last updated 05/01/18)

Course Material:

·  Syllabus - includes Course Topics, Reading and Approximate Due Dates for Regular and Honors Sections Assignments

·  What a good request for more attempts on eCampus quizzes looks like and Detailed instructions on how to get more attempts on eCampus quizzes

·         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 and 14 Materials

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  

·  Papers and Peerceptive - Information about how we will be using Peerceptive during the class for Papers. Also see this video on how to navigate through eCampus for Peerceptiv, as well as our plagiarism policy

·  Pre-Lecture Reading Questions - Guidelines on how to write and submit Pre-Lecture Reading Questions

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

Other Stuff:

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

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(Last updated by Dave Toback on 04/30/18)