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Astronomy 4100: Astronomical Techniques

Winter 2015

Lecture: 9:35-10:30 MWF, Room 177, Physics Building

This is a 3 credit course. Add educational goals.

Professor: David Cinabro (333 Physics, 313-577-2918, cinabro@physics.wayne.edu, http://motor1.physics.wayne.edu/cinabro.html)
Office Hours: MW 10:30-11:30 or by appointment
Text: Measuring the Universe by George H. Rieke; Cambridge 2012 (First Edition)
3 Exams (60%)
There will be two exams during the term and one as the final exam.
Homework (40%)
Homework problems are assigned associated with each lecture. Those of the previous week are due on Wednesday.
Final Exam
The final is Friday, 1 May 2015, 8:00-10:30. This will be the third of the exams.
Students with Disabilities

If you have a documented disability that requires accommodations, you will need to register with Student Disability Services for coordination of your academic accommodations. The Student Disability Services (SDS) office is located at 1600 David Adamany Undergraduate Library in the Student Academic Success Services department. SDS telephone number is 313-577-1851 or 313-577-3365 (TTD only). Once you have your accommodations in place, I will be glad to meet with you privately during my office hours or at another agreed upon time to discuss your needs. Student Disability Services' mission is to assist the university in creating an accessible community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in their educational experience at Wayne State University.

Day By Day in Class

Week Topic Chapters Problems
12 Jan Photoelectric Effect, Blackbodies - Set 01
14 Jan Spectral Lines and Photons - Set 02
16 Jan Atomic Spectra and Compton Effect - Set 03
19 Jan No Class: MLK Day - -
21 Jan Basics of Radiometry and Images 1.1-1.3 Set 04
23 Jan Optics and Noise 1.4-1.5 Set 05
26 Jan Telescopes I 2.1-2.2 Set 06
28 Jan Telescopes II 2.3 Set 07
30 Jan Telescopes III 2.4-2.5 Set 08
2 Feb Photodectors 3.1-3.3 Set 09
4 Feb Infrared Detectors 3.4-3.5 Set 10
6 Feb CCDs 3.6-3.9 Set 11
9 Feb Review - -
11 Feb Exam I - -
13 Feb Imagers 4.1-4.3 -
16 Feb Imaging 4.4-4.5 Set 12
18 Feb Astrometry 4.6-4.7 Set 13
20 Feb Stellar Photometry 5.1-5.2 Set 14
23 Feb Physical Photometry 5.3-5.4 Set 15
25 Feb Polarimetry 5.5-5.6 Set 16
27 Feb Spectroscopy I 6.1-6.2 -
2 Mar Spectroscopy II 6.3 Set 17
4 Mar Spectroscopy III 6.4-6.6 Set 18
6 Mar Adaptive Optics I 7.1-7.3 -
9 Mar Adaptive Optics II 7.4 Set 19
11 Mar Adaptive Optics III 7.5-7.6 Set 20
13 Mar Deconvolution 7.7 -
16-20 Mar No Class: Spring Break - -
23 Mar High Contrast 7.8 -
25 Mar Review - -
27 Mar Exam II - -
30 Mar Bolometers 8.1-8.2 Set 21
1 Apr Radio Recievers 8.3 Set 22
3 Apr Radio Astronomy 8.4 Set 23
6 Apr Radio Observations 8.5-8.6 Set 24
8 Apr Interferometry 9.1-9.2 Set 25
10 Apr Aperture Synthesis 9.3 Set 26
13 Apr Optical Interferometry 9.4 Set 27
15 Apr Soft X-Rays 10.1-10.2 Set 28
17 Apr Hard X-Rays 10.3-10.4 Set 29
20 Apr Canceled - -
22 Apr Gamma Rays 10.5-10.6 Set 30
24 Apr Cosmic Rays and Gravity Waves 11 -
27 Apr Review - -
1 May Final Exam - -