PHYSICS 728, RADIO ASTRONOMY
COURSE OUTLINE (Spring 2019)

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: Wed 11:30-2:20 pm
Room: Tiernan 101
Prof. Dale E. Gary
Office: Tiernan 101
Office Hours: TR 11 am, 3 pm
Phone: (973) 642-7878
e-mail: dgary@njit.edu
Course Web Page: http://web.njit.edu/~dgary/728
Webex: https://njit.webex.com/meet/gary
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Lecture Number and Title
Reading Assignment
Homework Assignment
Lecture 1 ( W 01/23). Introduction to Radio Astronomy Lecture Notes Problem Set #1 (due 30 Jan)
Lecture 2 (W 01/30). Radio Emission Mechanisms Lecture Notes Problem Set #2 (due 06 Feb)
Lecture 3 (W 02/06). Radiative Transfer(Appleton Code) Lecture Notes Problem Set #3 (due 13 Feb)
Lecture 4 (W 02/13).  Primary Antenna Elements Get: (pyidl) Synthesis Imaging: Chapter 3 Problem Set #4 (due 20 Feb)
Lecture 5 (W 02/20). Front End Receiving Systems Lecture Notes Problem Set #5 (due 27 Feb)
Lecture 6 (W 02/27). Fourier Synthesis Imaging Synthesis Imaging: Chapters 2 and 7 Problem Set #6 (due 06 Mar)
Lecture 7 (W 03/06). The Receiving System for Interferometry Lecture 8 More On Correlation Synthesis Imaging: Chapter 8 and Chapter 4  
Lecture 9 (W 03/13). Calibration Synthesis Imaging: Chapters 5 & 10

Problem Set #7 (due 03 Apr) uvpts

Choice of Presentation Topic Due
Partial List of Presentation Topics

Lecture 10 (W 03/27). Solar Radio Emission Solar & Space Weather: Chapters 4, 6 & 14
Lecture X (W 04/03). Special Lecture on Terrestrial Radio Research (Nathaniel Frissell) TBD TBD
Lecture 11 (W 04/10). Solar Radio Emission (cont'd) Solar & Space Weather: Chapters 8, 9 & 10 Problem Set #10 (due 17 Apr)
Lecture 12 (W 04/17)Astronomical Radio Emission Lecture Notes Problem Set #11 (due 24 Apr)
Lecture 13 (W 04/24).  Project Presentations 4-5 presentations (30 min each)
Lecture 14 (W 05/01).  Project Presentations (cont'd) 4-5 presentations (30 min each)
Lecture 15 (W 05/08). Project Presentations (cont'd) 2 presentations (30 min each)