PHYSICS 728, RADIO ASTRONOMY
COURSE OUTLINE (Fall 2014)

Text for the course

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Synthesis Imaging in Radio Astronomy II
Edited by G. B. Taylor, C. L. Carilli, and R. A. Perley
SynthesisImagingII
Time: TF 1:00-2:25 pm
Room: Tiernan 101
Prof. Dale E. Gary
Office: Tiernan 101
Office Hours: TF 11 am, 3 pm
Phone: (973) 642-7878
e-mail: dgary@njit.edu
Course Web Page: http://web.njit.edu/~dgary/728

Lecture Number and Title
Reading Assignment
Homework Assignment
Lecture 1 ( TF 09/02-05). Introduction to Radio Astronomy Lecture Notes Problem Set #1 (due 16 Sep)
Lecture 2 (TF 09/09-12). Radio Emission Mechanisms Lecture Notes Problem Set #2 (due 23 Sep)
Lecture 3 (TF 09/16-19). Radiative Transfer Lecture Notes Problem Set #3 (due 30 Sep)
Lecture 4 (TF 09/23-26).  Primary Antenna Elements Get: (pyidl) Synthesis Imaging: Chapter 3 Problem Set #4 (due 07 Oct)
Lecture 5 (TF 09/30-10/03). Front End Receiving Systems Lecture Notes Problem Set #5 (due 14 Oct)
Lecture 6 (TF 10/07-10). Fourier Synthesis Imaging Synthesis Imaging: Chapters 2 and 7 Problem Set #6 (due 21 Oct)
Lecture 7 (TF 10/14-17). The Receiving System for Interferometry Synthesis Imaging: Chapter 8  
Lecture 8 (TF 10/21-24). More On Correlation Synthesis Imaging: Chapter 4  
Lecture 9 (TF 10/28-31). Calibration Synthesis Imaging: Chapters 5 & 10

Problem Set #7 (due 14 Nov) uvpts

Choice of Presentation Topic Due
Partial List of Presentation Topics

Lecture 10 (TF 11/04-07)Solar Radio Emission Solar & Space Weather: Chapters 4, 6 & 14
Lecture 11 (TF 11/11-14). Solar Radio Emission (cont'd) Solar & Space Weather: Chapters 8, 9 & 10 Problem Set #10 (due 26 Nov)
Lecture 12 (TF 11/18-21)Astronomical Radio Emission Lecture Notes Problem Set #11 (due 05 Dec)
Lecture 13 (T 11/26).  Project Presentations 2 presentations (30 min each)
Lecture 14 (TF 12/02-05).  Project Presentations (cont'd) 4-5 presentations (30 min each)
Lecture 15 (T 12/09). Project Presentations (cont'd) 2 presentations (30 min each)