Astronomy 7: The Big Bang and Beyond
Fall, 1999
Syllabus, Reading Assignments & Homework

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Readings:

R. C. Bless Discovering the Cosmos REQUIRED
Rocky Kolb Blind Watchers of the Sky OPTIONAL
A. Guth The Inflationary Universe OPTIONAL
M. Rees Before the Beginning... OPTIONAL
Begelmann, Rees Gravity's Fatal Attraction OPTIONAL


Introduction

 

Week 1 (Sep. 8-10) :

Origins of Cosmology

Week 2 (Sep. 13-17) :

Gravity

Week 3 (Sep. 20-24) :

Week 4 (Sep. 27- Oct. 1) :

A View of the Universe

Week 5 (Oct. 4 - 8) :

Week 6 (Oct. 11 - 15) :

Week 7 (Oct. 20 - 22) :

Week 8 (Oct. 25 - 29) :

Week 9 (Nov. 1 - 5) :

Relativity

Week 10 (Nov. 8 - 12) :

Cosmology and the Big Bang

Week 11 (Nov. 15 - 19) :

Week 12 (Nov. 22 - 24) :

Week 13 (Nov. 29 - Dec. 3) :

Week 14 (Dec. 6 - 10) :

 

Beyond the Big Bang


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