Astronomy 310: Topics in Modern Astronomy
Piez 328, MWF, 10.20-11.15am.
Dr. Shashi M. Kanbur, 124A Snygg Hall
The following web site is very useful - we will be using the software for
some exercises on astrometery, the HR diagram and cosmology:CLEA website
Office Hours: Monday:4.00-5.00pm, Thursdays 9.30-10.30am Thursdays 1-3pm or call or email to make an appointment
Course Website: http://www.physics.oswego.edu/~kanbur/ast310/index.html
Textbook: The Cosmic Perspective, fifth edition, by
Bennett et al
Lecture 1: Introduction: Notes.
Lecture 1: "Answers": here.
For lecture 2, consult here.
For lecture 2, consult the book, p. 155-157, p. 163-173.
Also try here.
Lecture 2: Distances: Notes.
Lecture 2: "Answers":here.
For lecture 2a, consult the book p. 167-168 and Ch. 15, p. 518.
Lecture 2a: Stefan-Boltzmann law: Notes.
Lecture2a: Stefan-Boltzmann law answers: here.
Lecture2b: Stefan-Boltzmann and magnitudes: Notes.
Lecture 2b: Stefan-Boltzmann and magnitudes answers: here.
For lectures 3 + 4, consult Ch. 15, p. 518 and Ch. 17, p. 564.
Also try here and here.
Some revision notes for stellar evolution: here.
Lecture 3: HR and CMD diagrams: Notes.
Lecture 3: Answers are here.
Lecture 4: Main Sequence Fitting: Notes.
Lecture 4a: Some further revision notes on Stellar Evolution: Notes.
Lecture 5: The Cepheid PL Relation: Notes.
Lecture 5: Some additional notes on how to use excel to do this are here.
Lecture 5: LMC V band data here, and LMC I band data here,
and NGC 4639 data is is here.
Lecture 5a: The MACHO Project worksheet is here.
Lecture 6: More on Cepheids is here.
A summary of different types of variable stars is here.
The location in the instability strip of these variable stars is here.
A cartoon of the pulsation phenomena is here.
Some background on non-radial oscillations is here.
Some more background is here.
Movies and sounds of solar oscillations are here. and
Revision lecture on the Sun is here.
The Tully Fisher Relation: Introductory Notes are here.
The Hubble Classification is here.
A worksheet on the Tully Fisher Relation is here.
A worksheet on using the TF relation to estimate Hubble's constant is here.
A link to revision notes on the Big Bang Theory is here.
A link to revision notes on General Relativity are here.