Astro 4 - PowerPoints

These are always undergoing fine tuning, so be sure to download and study them right before the exams. You must have Microsoft PowerPoint or a compatible viewer program on your computer to download and view these. Make sure that PowerPoint is "associated" with .pptx files as well. This should normally already be the case. That way, the browser knows to use PowerPoint in order to open the link. I'm in the process of changing these over from older PowerPoint (.ppt) format to 2010 PowerPoint (.pptx). There are purple slides in many of these; purple slides have material which is more advanced or supplementary, not material from which I make exam questions. Also, pay special attention to the RED SLIDE that ends each PowerPoint. These too are very important for studying for exams.

Chapter
Title
pdf's
# Slides
Last Revision
-
Introduction to the Course
pdf
22
1/18/18
-
A Few Basics for Us
pdf
7
1/18/18
0
Princples of Clear Thinking (not in textbook, see here)
pdf
139
3/3/18
0
On Teaching (website), and PowerPoint
pdf
18
3/3/18
3
Science and Astronomy - Historical Perspective
pdf
28
3/3/18
4
Forces and Gravity
pdf
37
3/3/18
5
Light and Matter
pdf
67
3/3/18
Supp 2,3
Special and General Relativity
pdf
35
1/18/18
6
Telescopes and Detectors
pdf
47
10/25/17
14
The Sun
pdf
75
3/14/18
15
Surveying the Stars
pdf
34
1/17/18
16
Star Formation
pdf
55
1/18/18
17, 18
Stellar Evolution and Stellar Graveyard
pdf
129
1/18/18
19
Our Milky Way Galaxy
pdf
53
1/18/18
20,21
Galaxies and their Evolution
pdf
117
1/3/18
22
Dark Matter
pdf
69
1/18/18
23
Dark Energy, Cosmology, and the Origin of the Universe
pdf
91
1/18/18
24
Life and the Universe (This is a short PP for Astro 4, longer for Astro 3)
pdf
96
8/7/15