SIERRA COLLEGE
ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT

Astronomy 25 - Frontiers in Astronomy

Course Description: Topics at the forefront of astronomical research including an in-depth look beyond introductory astronomy. Emphasis on theoretical principles and supporting observational data. Includes relativity and warped spacetime, black holes, dark matter, dark energy, quasars, gravitational waves, grand unified and supersymmetry theories, and other recent developments in cosmology.   [Units: 3; Transfer: CSU/UC]

Course Prerequisites: Completion of either Astronomy 5, 10, or equivalent. 

Spring 2017 Semester

Class Handouts/Resources

To be posted prior to class

Homework Assignments

To be posted prior to class

  • Week 1a: ---
  • Week 1b: (HW #01) [pdf]
  • Week 2a: (HW #02) [pdf]
  • Week 2b: (Reading) [pdf]
  • Week 3a: (HW #03) [pdf]
  • Week 3b: (HW #04) [pdf]
  • Week 4a: (HW #05) [pdf]
  • Week 4b: (HW #06) [pdf]
  • Week 5a: Holiday
  • Week 5b: (HW #07) [pdf]
  • Week 6a: ---
  • Week 6b: (HW#08) [pdf]
  • Week 7a: ---
  • Week 7b: (HW #09) [pdf]
  • Week 8a: ---
  • Week 8b: ---
  • Week 9a: (HW #10) [pdf]
  • Week 9b: (HW #11) [pdf]
  • Week 10a: (Reading) [pdf]
  • Week 10b: (Reading) [pdf]
  • Week 11a: (HW #12) [pdf]
  • Week 11b: (HW #13) [pdf]
  • Week 12a: (Reading) [pdf]
  • Week 12b: (HW #14) [pdf]
  • Week 13a: ---
  • Week 13b: (HW #15) [pdf]
  • Week 14a: (Reading) [pdf]
  • Week 14b: (Reading) [pdf]
  • Week 15a: ---
  • Week 15b: ---
  • Week 16a: ---

Lecture Presentations

To be posted prior to class



 
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