Materials for PHYS2160 Part 1 - 2014

 
 
  1. Combined Notes for all of Part I (162Mb) - PHYS2160 Notes Combined.pdf

  2. Lecture 1 - PHYS2160 Notes 1.pdf

  3. Shu - The Physical Universe, Chapter 12 on Google Books.

  4. Lecture 2 - PHYS2160 Notes 2.pdf

  5. Galactic Centre Movies - 1992-1995, 1995-2013

  6. Very Cool 3D animation of the Galactic Centre stars

  7. Lecture 3 - PHYS2160 Notes 3.pdf

  8. Lecture 4 - PHYS2160 Notes 4.pdf

  9. Shu Chapter 11 on Google Books

  10. Bate et al Star Formation Simulation

  11. Transit Planet Animation

  12. Link to Radial Velocity Simulator

  13. Lecture 5 - PHYS2160 Notes 5.pdf

  14. Milky Way CO maps (Dame et al.) from
       
    http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/mmw/MilkyWayinMolClouds.html -
       
    Emission Intensity Map, Velocity Position Diagram

  15. Lecture 6 - PHYS2160 Notes 6.pdf

  16. Hubble Ultra Deep Field – images available at many locations on web. Image used in class came from an ESA site - http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0611b/. Or download Hubble_UDF_heic0611b.jpg

  17. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey site has an excellent discussion of the characteristics and classification of galaxies, with many lovely images from their large survey of the Northern sky (http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr1/en/proj/advanced/galaxies/tuningfork.asp)

  18. Movies on spiral arms used in class are from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Density_wave_theory)

  19. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Galaxy_rotation_rigid.ogv

  20. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Galaxy_rotation_wind.ogv

  21. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Galaxy_rotation_wave.ogv

  22. Lecture 7 - PHYS2160 Notes 7.pdf

  23. Lecture 8 - PHYS2160 Notes 8.pdf

  24. Lecture 9 - PHYS2160 Notes 9.pdf

  25. Lecture 10 -  PHYS2160 Notes 10.pdf

  26. Freedman (2013) "The cosmic distance scale and H0: Past, present, and future"
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1743921312021047  or Freedman et al. 2013 H0.pdf

  27. Freedman & Madore (2010) "The Hubble Constant"

  28. Freedman et al. 2001 - 0012376v1.pdf

  29. Lecture 11 - PHYS2160 Notes 11.pdf

  30. Brian Schmidt Nobel Lecture

  31. Adam Reiss' Nobel Lecture

  32. In-Class Exam - Wed September 3

  33. PHYS2160 Tutorial problems - Part I.pdf

  34. PHYS2160 Assignment - Part I.pdf
    Please show your working. If you make an error, I can give partial credit if you show your thought process. If you just have an incorrect answer, I can't.
    Assignments may be submitted in handwritten format - as long as I can read them!  If I can't read it I can't assess it.
    In accordance with UNSW policy, the assignments handed in should be your own work.

Materials

  1. Links on this page are now all activated - you can download individual lectures, or the combined notes on the top link.