Last updated June 4, 2013, 2:15pm.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Lecture 1 [0.8 MB]

Thursday, April 4, 2013 Lecture 2 [3 MB], Annotated Lecture 2 [3.3 MB]

Homework 1, Due Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Homework 1

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Lecture 3 [3 MB],Annotated Lecture 3 [3.5 MB]; Correction on slide 11: R_ms = 6 r_g for a=0 black hole

Thursday, April 11, 2013, no class

Homework 2, Due Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Homework 2

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Lecture 4 [16 MB], Annotated Lecture 4 [16 MB]

Homework 3, Due Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Homework 3

Thursday, April 18, 2013 Lecture 5 [1.7 MB], Annotated Lecture 5 [2 MB]

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Lecture 6 [1.5 MB], Annotated Lecture 6 [2.2 MB]

Homework 4, Due Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Homework 4

Thursday, April 25, 2013 Lecture 7 [3.5 MB], Annotated Lecture 7 [3.5 MB]

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Midterm Review Annotated Midterm Review

Thursday, May 2, 2013 Midterm Exam [1 MB], SFR/M_* vs. M* plot, Midterm Solutions [13 MB]

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Lecture 8 [3 MB], Annotated Lecture 8 [3.5 MB]

Thursday, May 9, 2013 Annotated Lecture 9 [5 MB]

Homework 5, Due Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Homework 5

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Lecture 10 [6 MB], Annotated Lecture 10 [6 MB],

Large scale structure movie

Homework 6, Due Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Homework 6

Thursday, May 16, 2013 Lecture 11 [2 MB]; Annotated Lecture 11 [2 MB].

Video of merging spiral galaxies

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Lecture 12 [1 MB]; Annotated Lecture 12 [2 MB].

Homework 7, Due Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Homework 7

Thursday, May 23, 2013 Lecture 13 [1 MB]; Annotated Lecture 13 [2 MB].

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Lecture 14 [1 MB]; Annotated Lecture 14 [1 MB].

Homework 8, Due Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Homework 8

Thurdsay, May 30, 2013 Lecture 15 [2 MB]; Annotated Lecture 15 [2.4 MB].

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Final Exam Review ; Annotated Final Exam Review ; Practice final exam (note: 'R' is the scale factor, 'a', in problem 1; problem 4 was not covered in this course).

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