PHYS 432/532 Cosmology (2013-2014)

Greetings. This is a not terribly exciting webpage for our incredibly exciting cosmology course this winter. I'll post all sorts of things here, like links, images, homework assignments (should you be foolish enough to miss the classes in which I hand them out), and announcements.
[Course Information] [Announcements] [Material and Links]

Course Information

A complete discussion of course policies can be found in the
course syllabus (Current Version: 12/20/13).

Instructor:
Prof. Dave Goldberg (goldberg@drexel.edu)
Office: Disque Hall Room 810
Phone: x2715
Office Hours: T,Th 1-2pm, or by appointment in advance

Grader:
Austen Groener (austen.m.groener@drexel.edu)
Office: Disque Hall Room 808 (back)

Lecture:
T,Th 9:30-11am, Room TBD

Textbook:
Introduction to Cosmology by Barbara Ryden.
I will also supplement with handouts as needed.

Announcements

  • The Midterm Exam will be on Tuesday, February 11, during regular class period.
    I will give the equation sheet below, but otherwise, the exam will be closed book.

    Calculators are not allowed. All calculations will be either
    a) Purely algebraic,
    b) Involve simple 1-d integrals or derivatives, or
    c) Will have simple terms.

    In other words, if you find yourself with weird integrals or 3 digit multiplication, you've probably done something wrong.

    To help you prepare:

  • [Midterm Solution Key]
  • The Final Exam will be on Wednesday, March 19 from 1-3pm in CAT 268.
    I will give the equation sheet below, but otherwise, the exam will be closed book.

    As determined by your vote, there will be no calculators. As with the midterm, all calculations will be either
    a) Purely algebraic,
    b) Involve simple 1-d integrals or derivatives, or
    c) Will have simple terms. To help you prepare:

Materials and Links

Homework Assignments

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Supplementary Links, Papers, and Data

Slides

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