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Radiation astronomy/Courses/Principles/Syllabus/Fall

This is an infrared composite of Uranus obtained with Keck Observatory adaptive optics. Credit: Lawrence Sromovsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison/ W. M. Keck Observatory.

For those wishing to take a formally structured undergraduate university semester-length course, this is the Fall offering for principles of radiation astronomy.

General course details may be found at the Syllabus.

Contents

August 19, 2019, MondayEdit

August 20, 2019, TuesdayEdit

August 21, 2019, WednesdayEdit

August 22, 2019, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Energy phantoms, solutions including work steps due on August 29, 2019.

August 23, 2019, FridayEdit

August 26, 2019, MondayEdit

August 27, 2019, TuesdayEdit

  • Laboratory: Cratering, report is due on September 3, 2019.

August 28, 2019, WednesdayEdit

August 29, 2019, ThursdayEdit

August 30, 2019, FridayEdit

September 2, 2019, MondayEdit

September 3, 2019, TuesdayEdit

September 4, 2019, WednesdayEdit

September 5, 2019, ThursdayEdit

September 6, 2019, FridayEdit

September 9, 2019, MondayEdit

September 10, 2019, TuesdayEdit

September 11, 2019, WednesdayEdit

September 12, 2019, ThursdayEdit

September 13, 2019, FridayEdit

September 16, 2019, MondayEdit

September 17, 2019, TuesdayEdit

September 18, 2019, WednesdayEdit

September 19, 2019, ThursdayEdit

September 20, 2019, FridayEdit

September 23, 2019, MondayEdit

September 24, 2019, TuesdayEdit

  • Laboratory: Galaxies, report is due on October 1, 2019.
  • Hourly: Principles of radiation astronomy/Hourly 1 for lectures 1-16. Questions may include quiz section lectures, lessons, problem sets, and laboratories up to today but not today's laboratory or quiz section lecture.

September 25, 2019, WednesdayEdit

September 26, 2019, ThursdayEdit

September 27, 2019, FridayEdit

September 30, 2019, MondayEdit

October 1, 2019, TuesdayEdit

October 2, 2019, WednesdayEdit

October 3, 2019, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Unusual units, solutions including work steps due on October 10, 2019.

October 4, 2019, FridayEdit

October 7, 2019, MondayEdit

October 8, 2019, TuesdayEdit

October 9, 2019, WednesdayEdit

October 10, 2019, ThursdayEdit

October 11, 2019, FridayEdit

October 14, 2019, MondayEdit

October 15, 2019, TuesdayEdit

  • Laboratory: Meteorites, report is due on October 22, 2019.

This quiz is for lectures up through and including optical astronomy (1-24), the prior weeks laboratories, quiz section lectures from the course beginning through and including interplanetary medium, lessons and problem sets through and including those due previously to today.

October 16, 2019, WednesdayEdit

October 17, 2019, ThursdayEdit

October 18, 2019, FridayEdit

October 21, 2019, MondayEdit

October 22, 2019, TuesdayEdit

October 23, 2019, WednesdayEdit

October 24, 2019, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Cosmic circuits, solutions including work steps due on October 31, 2019.

October 25, 2019, FridayEdit

October 28, 2019, MondayEdit

October 29, 2019, TuesdayEdit

October 30, 2019, WednesdayEdit

October 31, 2019, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Column densities, solutions including work steps due on November 7, 2019.

November 1, 2019, FridayEdit

November 4, 2019, MondayEdit

November 5, 2019, TuesdayEdit

November 6, 2019, WednesdayEdit

November 7, 2019, ThursdayEdit

November 8, 2019, FridayEdit

November 11, 2019, MondayEdit

November 12, 2019, TuesdayEdit

November 13, 2019, WednesdayEdit

November 14, 2019, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Planck's equation, solutions including work steps due on November 21, 2019.

November 15, 2019, FridayEdit

November 18, 2019, MondayEdit

November 19, 2019, TuesdayEdit

November 20, 2019, WednesdayEdit

November 21, 2019, ThursdayEdit

November 22, 2019, FridayEdit

November 25, 2019, MondayEdit

November 26, 2019, TuesdayEdit

November 27, 2019, WednesdayEdit

November 28, 2019, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Radiation dosage, solutions including work steps due on December 5, 2019.

November 29, 2019, FridayEdit

December 2, 2019, MondayEdit

December 3, 2019, TuesdayEdit

December 4, 2019, WednesdayEdit

December 5, 2019, ThursdayEdit

  • Problem set: Star jumping, solutions including work steps due on December 12, 2019.

December 6, 2019, FridayEdit

December 9, 2019, MondayEdit

December 10, 2019, TuesdayEdit

  • Hourly: Principles of radiation astronomy/Hourly 3 for lectures 33-48, including quiz section lectures, lessons (except the last one), problem sets (except the last one), and laboratories not included in the first two hourlies.

December 11, 2019, WednesdayEdit

December 12, 2019, ThursdayEdit

December 13, 2019, FridayEdit

December 16, 2019, MondayEdit

December 17, 2019, TuesdayEdit

December 20, 2019, FridayEdit

Alternate examinations that may be used by your college or university for credit (and a grade) in this course will be available from Wikiversity by courier for closed, proctored session testing of proficiency.

HypothesesEdit

  1. By subpaging as many of the lectures in this course as possible under radiation astronomy the overall popularity of the course, or lecture set, can be compared with other lecture sets here at Wikiversity.

See alsoEdit

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