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Spring 2024

 

 

PHYS 114:  INTRODUCTION TO DATA REDUCTION WITH APPLICATIONS

 

Lecture Week 1 [Jan 14]: Introduction to PHYS 114 for Spring 2024

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________________Python demonstration program

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Lecture Week 2 [Jan 21]: Federal Funding and Figures

 

Lecture Week 3 [Jan 28]: Typical Grant Packages and The Forward Model

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Lecture Week 4 [Feb 4]: Signal to Noise Ratio: Application to Speed Enforcement

 

Lecture Week 5 [Feb 11]: Introduction to PDFs, Exam 1 Review Session, and Exam 1

 

Lecture Week 6 [Feb 18]: Chap 2

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________________Chapter 3 Recorded Lecture-To Be Posted

 

Lecture Week 7 [Feb 25]: Chap 4a: Estimation Theory

 

Lecture Week 8 [Mar 3]: Chap 4b: Chi-Square and Lidar Forward Model

 

SPRING BREAK

 

Lecture Week 9 [Mar 17]: Chap 6-9: Fitting the Curve

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Lecture Week 10 [Mar 24]: Review and Exam 2

 

Lecture Week 11 [Mar 31]: Introduction to DSP: Common functions, LTI Systems, and FT/DFT/FFT

 

Lecture Week 12 [Apr 7]: Introduction to DSP: Convolution

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Lecture Week 13 [Apr 14]: Introduction to DSP: Fourier Transform Pairs and Windowing

 

Lecture Week 14+15 [Apr 21]: Introduction to DSP: Filter Theory

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PHYS 202:  INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

 

Lecture Week 1 [Jan 14]: CLASSES CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

 

Lecture Week 2 [Jan 21]: Introduction to PHYS 202 for Spring 2024 and Chap 2

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Lecture Week 3 [Jan 28]: Chap 3 and Chap 4

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MAKEUP Lecture Week: Chap 5 and Chap 6

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Lecture Week 4 [Feb 4]: Chap 7: Overview of Our Solar System + EXAM 1

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Lecture Week 5 [Feb 11]: Chap 8+9+10[Mars]: Earth and Cratered Worlds

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Lecture Week 6 [Feb 18]: Chap 10[Venus] and Chap 11+12: Venus and Jovian Planets, Moons, and Rings

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Lecture Week 7 [Feb 25]: Chap 15+16: The Sun

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Lecture Week 8 [Mar 3]: Chap 17+18: Starlight and The Stars

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SPRING BREAK

 

Lecture Week 9 [Mar 17]: Chap 19+20 Distances, Gas, and Dust in Space

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Lecture Week 10 [Mar 24]: CSTR Overview + Exam 2

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Lecture Week 11 [Mar 31]: Chap 21+22: Birth and Evolution of Stars

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Lecture Week XXX [Apr 7]: MISSED! Solar Eclipse

 

Lecture Week 12 [Apr 14]: Chap 23+24: The Death of Stars and Black Holes

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Lecture Week 13 [Apr 21]: Chap 29: Big Bang and Cosmology

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