Week 13

Thanksgiving break; no class on Thursday or Friday.

Read: A new theory of gravity (Chap. 23). We'll spend some time on this reading from Einstein on Monday, and then move on to some light reading from Gamow's Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland for Wednesday.
Quiz: Monday. Covers Leavitt and Slipher.

Homework exercises: Thanksgiving break starting Thursday; no homework.

Laboratory exercises: This week, we will do a lab experiment on Shadow mechanics . Scan and submit your lab book pages describing your experimental observations an data by noon Monday week 14.

A new theory of gravity (1 video):

Euclid, Gauss, and Mercury's orbit (no videos yet…):

A finite universe with no boundary (no videos yet…):
Intro. to Astronomy