AST 221F: Stars & the Solar System

Fall 2013, Dae-Sik Moon

Course Material & Schedule

[Presentation Information]

For every lecture, the parts of Carroll & Ostlie (=CO) covered are listed in italics.
Week 1
Sep 9 (Mon) Syllabus
Assignment 1 (Due on Sep 25)
Solutions
Lecture 1
Lecture Topics: Stellar Structure - Hydrostatic Equilibrium; Syllabus; Assignment 1
CO, Chapter 10.1
Sep 11 (Wed) Lecture 2
Lecture Topics: Stellar Structure - Pressure
CO, Chapter 10.2
Sep 13 (Fri) Tutorial 1
Tutorial 1
Week 2
Sep 16 Lecture 3
Lecture Topics: Stellar Structure - Virial Theorem
CO, Chapter 2.4, 10.3
Sep 18 Lecture 4
Lecture Topics: Stellar Structure - Nuclear Reactions I
CO, Chapter 10.3
Sep 20 Tutorial 2
Tutorial 2
Week 3
Sep 23 Lecture 5
Lecture Topics: Stellar Structure - Nuclear Reactions II
CO, Chapter 10.3
Sep 25 Assignment 2 (Due on Oct 11)
Solutions
Lecture 6
Lecture Topics: Stellar Structure - Energy Transport; Assignment 2
CO, Chapter 10.4
Sep 27 Tutorial 3
Tutorial 3
Week 4
Sep 30 Exam 1 Preview
Lecture 7
Lecture Topics: Stellar Structure - Summary; Preview on Exam 1
CO, Chapter 10.1-4
Oct 2 1st Exam 1st Exam on Stellar Structure (Lectures 1-7)
CO, Chapter 10.1-4
Oct 4 Lecture 8 (Revised)
Lecture 8: Stellar Radiation and Magnitude System
CO, Chapter 3, 8, 9, 11, 12 (relevant sections)

Week 5
Oct 7 Lecture 8 (Revised)

Lecture 9
Lecture 8: Stellar Radiation & Magnitude System
CO, Chapter 3, 8, 9, 11, 12 (relevant sections)
Lecture 9: Star Formation
CO, Chapter 12 (relevant sections)
Oct 9 Lecture 10 (Revised)
Lecture 10: Stellar Evolution
CO, Chapter 13, 14, 15 (relevant sections)
Oct 11 Tutorial 4
Tutorial 4
Week 6
Oct 14 Happy Thanksgiving!
Oct 16 Lecture 11 (Revised)
Lecture 11: Stellar Evolution
CO, Chapter 13, 14, 15 (relevant sections)
Oct 18 Assignment 3 (Due on Nov 2)
Assignment 3 Solutions
Lecutre 12
Lecture Topics: Stellar Deaths - Core Collapse Supernovae
CO, Chapter 15.2-3, 16

Supernova Lightcurve (click)
Week 7
Oct 21 Lecutre 13 (Revised)
Lecture Topics: Stellar Deaths - Core-collapse Supernovae
CO, Chapter 16

Crab Pulsar Nebula (Supernova Remnant) (click)
Crab Pulsar Nebula (Supernova Explosion) (click)
Cassiopeia A (Supernova Remnant) (click)
Oct 23 Lecture 14 (Revised)
Lecture Topics: Stellar Deaths - Remnants
CO, Chapter 16
Oct 25 Tutorial 5
Tutorial 5
Week 8
Oct 28 Lecture 15 (Revised)
Lecture Topics: Dynamics of Binaries and Planets I
CO, Chapter 2, 7 (relevant sections)
Oct 30 Lecture 16
Lecture Topics: Dynamics of Binaries and Planets II
CO, Chapter 2, 7, 18 (relevant sections)

Doppler Shifts of a planet (or a star) rotating a central star
Gravitationally Bound Two-Body Motion
Nov 1 2nd Exam Preview
2nd Exam Preview
Tutorial on Presentation
Week 9
Nov 4 Lecture 17 (Revised)
Lecture Topics: The Solar System
CO, Chapter 19-22 (relevant sections)
Nov 6 2nd Exam
2nd Exam (Lectures 8-14)
Nov 8 Tutorial 6
Tutorial 6
Week 10
Nov 11 Fall Break
Nov 13 Solutions of the 2nd Exam
Marked exam distribution
Nov 15 Special Lecture
Meteorites by Emmanuel Jacquet
Week 11
Nov 18 Assignment 4 (Due on Nov 29)
Solutions
Lecture 18 (Revised)
Lecture Topics: Exoplanets
CO, Chapter 23
Nov 20 Lecture 19
Lecture Topics: Exoplanets
CO, Chapter 23
Nov 22 Tutorial 7
Tutorial 7
Week 12
Nov 25 Presentations by Students
Nov 27 Presentation Vote Results
Presentations by Students
Nov 29 3rd Exam Preview
3rd Exam Preview