# Physics 3368 Syllabus

Slides from Chapter 1
Diffraction,
PHYS 1304 notes: reflection, refraction, diffraction
Poisson Statistics
Weber-Fechner law,
Magnitude class notes,
Magnitude from Wikipedia,
Farley Ferrante's notes on Magnitude and the HR Diagram,
The magnitude scale

Slides from Chapter 2: part 1, part 2, part 3
The Planck Blackbody Spectrum
Homework #2 help
Hertzsprung-Russell (HR) diagram
The Theory of Gravitation from the Feynman Lectures on Physics
13Feb17 Center of Mass, Kepler's Laws, Newton's Universal Gravitation, Binary Stars, Angular Average, Homework #3 help.
15Feb17 Observed Doppler speeds, binary star mass ratios, Homework #3 help.
Mr. Farley Ferrante - Variable Stars and Light Curves

Slides from Chapter 3: part 1, part 2, part 3,
part 4, part 5.
Virial Theorem
20Feb17 Geosynchronous orbit, Gravitational binding energy, Ideal gas law, degrees of freedom.
22Feb17 diatomic molecule degrees of freedom, average mass of gas particles, volume averaged quantities, hydrostatic equilibrium.
The Life Cycle of Stars
Life of a Star
Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #26
Star Death and the Creation of Elements - Wonders of the Universe: Stardust

Farley Ferrante's notes on White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars,

Planck Units
Planck Units from Wikipedia
Is Middle Earth Flat?
2d Gaussian Curvature notes
Gaussian curvature
Cosmology Primer by Sean Carroll
Why do
physicists worry so much about the black hole information paradox? by Sabine Hossenfelder
What Do You Mean, The Universe Is Flat? (Part I) by Davide Castelvecchi
What Do You Mean, the Universe Is Flat? Part II: In Which We Actually Answer the Question by Davide Castelvecchi
Curved Space - The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume II, ch 42
The Relativistic Rocket
Observable Universe
Intro to General Relativity
Four-vectors
List of cosmological horizons
Newtonian black hole, Isotropy, Homogeneity, Hubble law.
List of the most distant astronomical objects
60 Years Of Starstuff: How Humanity Discovered Where Our Elements Come From
PHYS3303 Observational Cosmology by Professor Simon Driver
Ned Wright's Javascript Cosmology Calculator
How dark matter became a particle
Standard Candles in Cosmology

Lecture 13 - T 2 Oct
Lecture 14 - R 4 Oct - Extreme stars (continued)
Lecture 15 - T 9 Oct - Farley's DVD
Midterm Exam - R 11 Oct
Lecture 16 - R 18 Oct - Higgs Searches in ATLAS
Lecture 17 - T 23 Oct - HI Line - 21 cm Emission - Mr. Matthew Rispoli
Lecture 18 - R 25 Oct - Curved Space - Feynman Lecture II 42
Lecture 19 - T 30 Oct - The Standard Model of Cosmology and Open Questions
Bharat Ratra, Kansas State University
audio
Lecture 20 - R 1 Nov - Professor Nathan Huntoon, SMU Engineering
Lecture 21 - T 6 Nov - Professor Nathan Huntoon, SMU Engineering
Lecture 22 - R 8 Nov - 2nd half of Bharat Ratra's talk; homework discussion
Lecture 23 - T 13 Nov - Mr. Farley Ferrante - Cosmology
Lecture 24 - R 15 Nov - Mr. Farley Ferrante - Cosmology, continued
Lecture 25 - T 20 Nov - Mr. Landon Banister, Mr. Farley Ferrante
Lecture 26 - T 27 Nov - Mr. Garrett Bockman, Ms. Meghan Austin
Lecture 27 - R 29 Nov - Mr. Charles Grosslight