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  
22
1/22/17
-
A Few Basics for Us  
7
1/22/17
0
Princples of Clear Thinking (not in textbook, see here)
pdf
128
4/14/17
3
Science and Astronomy - Historical Perspective  
23
3/17/16
4
Forces and Gravity  
35
3/17/16
5
Light and Matter  
58
6/25/15
Supp 2,3
Special and General Relativity  
33
3/19/16
6
Telescopes and Detectors  
47
6/25/15
14
The Sun  
71
11/9/15
15
Surveying the Stars  
33
3/17/16
16
Star Formation  
55
3/17/16
17, 18
Stellar Evolution and Stellar Graveyard  
129
1/22/16
19
Our Milky Way Galaxy  
53
4/10/16
20,21
Galaxies and their Evolution  
114
1/3/16
22
Dark Matter  
69
8/12/16
23
Dark Energy, Cosmology, and the Origin of the Universe  
90
2/3/17
24
Life and the Universe (This is a short PP for Astro 4, not so for Astro 3)  
96
8/7/15