AST1420 -- Galaxy (Fall 2014)

AST1420 -- Galaxy (Fall 2014)

Welcome to the Galaxy.

Contact Information:

Instructor: Prof. Yanqin Wu

Lectures: Friday 10-12, AB101-H

Email: wu@astro.utoronto.ca

Office: MP1210, x8-5633

Links to useful websites

Tremaine’s stellar dynamics course (Princeton)

Barne’s galaxy course (Hawaii)

Chiang’s wiki galaxy course (Berkeley)

Lecture notes (some will be posted as lectures

progress).

Lecture II (orbits: spherical, axisymmetric)

Assignment I posted (here), due Friday Oct. 3rd 10AM

Lecture III (epicycle approximation)

Lecture IV (galactic SED, distribution function)

Assignment II posted (here), due Friday Oct. 24th, 10AM

Lecture V (Discussions)

Lecture VI (spirals, bars, formation of MW; Elliptical galaxies, Scharwarzschild method)

Assignment III posted (here), due Friday Nov. 14th, 10AM

Lecture VII (globular clusters, 2-body relaxation)

Lecture VIII (Dynamical Friction)

Lecture IX (Numerical Techniques)

Lecture X (tidal streams)

Lecture XI (Spherical Collapse)

Lecture XII (GAIA)