We're now moving into the part of your Honors Physics course I've been looking forward to: the study of Astronomy and Astrophysics. What's the difference you ask? That's one of your first questions.
I'll post questions here each week, which will be due the Sunday before we have meetings on Tuesday morning. Why Sunday? It gives me a chance to read your responses and give you feedback before we discuss in our Tuesday meetings.
Here's how we'll start:
Using Wikipedia, look up each of the following, and explain in your own words. Include the following:
a. how recently was this discovered
b. where is research on this most active now
c. why is this relevant to your life
d. what parts of what you have learned in physics are useful in understanding these
age of the universe
heat death of the universe
background radiation from the big bang
the big bang
Please email my your responses by March 24, the Sunday before classes resume.
Let me know if you have any questions.