EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

8/27 Mon
8/29 Wed
9/3 Mon
9/5 Wed
9/10
Mon
9/12 Wed

  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • Welcome to class!  If you wish to add, sign the add list and see me after class.
  • Please don't sit in back (unless rest of class is full).
  • ROCKET LAUNCH: Today during class. Click here for live stream.
  • CLASS SYLLABUS:  Go over syllabus and class expectations.  List of cool books to be referenced during course (but you do not need to buy any of these).  Excerpts will be assigned and provided to you on-line.
  • HANDOUTS:  Handy handout on the Scientific Method. List of Historical Characters.
  • TOPICS/BOOKS:  Review topics and books.
  • ARTICLE SUMMARIES:  Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • STARRY NIGHT ACTIVITIES (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES.  1 required per month for a total of 3. Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to see outside activity options (listed as extra credit for my other classes).
  • VIDEOS.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to the bootom for the list of videos.
  • HOMEWORK:  Done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • ASSIGNED READING:  Read Ch 1 in Stephen Hawking's book "A Brief History of Time".  Then skip Ch 2, and go to Ch 3 on Cosmology.  From there read Ch 8 (optional at this point).  We will then go back to Ch 2 after that.
  • QUIZ:  Quiz on Ch 1 to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS:
  • READING OUTLINE / OVERVIEW:  Chapter 1 "tidbits" to think about:
    The big questions, the mind of "God", tortoises "all the way down", flat Earth vs round Earth, geocentric vs heliocentric, Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicas, Galileo, Newton, Einstein, static universe, gravitational collapse of universe, 1st cause, biblical beginnings 5000 yrs BC (Genesis), time before the existence of the universe, Olber's Paradox, Hubble expansion of universe, theories (proof vs disproof), theory "survival of the fittest", General Theory of Relativity (up to 10^24 mi) and Quantum Mechanics (down to 10^12 inch), need for a Quantum Theory of Gravity (your homework for tonight is to come up with this theory), determinism should determine if deterministic theory can be found (or not) or if it's right or wrong, Grand Unification Theory, how does this benefit us (or does science knowledge "doom us all".
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB / EARTH SCIENCE DEPT BBQ:  There will be an Astronomy Club meeting on Friday Sept 7 during our Dept BBQ (free food for everyone).  Only one "official" club meeting per semester.  Come join us to plan out the semester's activities, to get to know your fellow club-mates, and to share your interest in astronomy!  Food, prizes, signups for field trips!  Don't miss out!  Bring your friends.  Free food, drink, prizes, and fun!
  • DEPARTMENT BBQ (FREE FOOD):  Ledbetter Beach, Fri 9/7, 4-6 pm.
    Earth and Planetary Sciences annual picnic-grill-off-game fest TODAY (Fri 9/7) from 4-6 pm at Leadbetter Beach. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, sides, deserts, watermelon, and more! And games! Bring your friends (doesn't matter if you are enrolled in our classes or not).  Everyone's invited!
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2018-19".
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB "OFFICERS GROUP": For those who wish to get more involved, to help plan events, and to meet weekly. Meetings are usually on Wednesday's 12:30 (though still to be determined). Join us. We meet at the tables outside between the physical science building and the caffeteria.
  • Astronomy Club presents "The Farthest Voyager in Space" and Officer Elections, Wednesday, 9/12, 7-9pm
  • FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:  Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of videos of our class lecture slides to help students study for the ERTH-101 Lecture Class.  Some of the topics discussed in this course build on concepts and principles first introduced in the 101 course.  Although not required, these are available to help you go over background material or to explore concepts not fully discussed in this course.
  • HONOR and INTEGRITY:  Be sure to always do your own work.  Do not just get answers from someone else in class.  That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process.  Always conduct yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and with representing your work.

9/17 Mon
9/19 Wed

9/24 Mon
9/26 Wed

  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • TOPICS/BOOKS:  Review topics and books.
  • ARTICLE SUMMARIES:  Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • STARRY NIGHT ACTIVITIES (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES.  1 required per month for a total of 3. Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to see outside activity options (listed as extra credit for my other classes).
  • VIDEOS.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to the bootom for the list of videos.
  • HOMEWORK:  Done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • ASSIGNED READING:  Read Ch 3 and Ch 8 on Cosmology.  We will then go back to Ch 2 after that and discuss Einstein's Special and General Theories of Relativity and higher dimensions.
  • QUIZ:  Quiz on Ch 1, 3 and 8 to be given in class this week.  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS:
  • Eastern Sierra Field Course (2-units):  Sign up for our 5-day 2-unit field course in geology to the Eastern Sierra Nevada from Oct 17-21 (leave Wed and get back Sunday).  To meet the co-requisite (and be cleared to sign up) you must meet with me at 11:15 am in EBS-114 on Wed 9/26. If you can not come on Wed, there will be other meeting dates announced later. You can only sign up after attending one of these meetings.  Click this link to see pictures and video of past trips.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2018-19".
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB "OFFICERS GROUP": For those who wish to get more involved, to help plan events, and to meet weekly. Meetings are usually on Wednesday's 12:30 (though still to be determined). Join us. We meet at the tables outside between the physical science building and the caffeteria.
  • FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:  Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of videos of our class lecture slides to help students study for the ERTH-101 Lecture Class.  Some of the topics discussed in this course build on concepts and principles first introduced in the 101 course.  Although not required, these are available to help you go over background material or to explore concepts not fully discussed in this course.
  • HONOR and INTEGRITY:  Be sure to always do your own work.  Do not just get answers from someone else in class.  That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process.  Always conduct yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and with representing your work.
Mon 10/1
Wed 10/3
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • TOPICS/BOOKS:  Review topics and books.
  • ARTICLE SUMMARIES:  Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • STARRY NIGHT ACTIVITIES (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3.
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES.  1 required per month for a total of 3. Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to see outside activity options (listed as extra credit for my other classes).
  • VIDEOS.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to the bootom for the list of videos.
  • HOMEWORK:  Done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • ASSIGNED READING:  Finish Ch 2 on Einstein's Special and General Theories of Relativity and higher dimensions, then move on to Ch 4 on the Uncertainty Principle (mostly Quantum Mechanics principles).
  • QUIZ:  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS:
  • Eastern Sierra Field Course (2-units):  Sign up for our 5-day 2-unit field course in geology to the Eastern Sierra Nevada from Oct 17-21 (leave Wed and get back Sunday).  To meet the co-requisite (and be cleared to sign up) meet with me after class. This is the last week to get you cleared for registration. The trip is filling fast. Click this link to see pictures and video of past trips.
  • EC FIELD TRIP to Griffith Observatory (Sun 11/4):  10 am - 8 pm
    Space is limited.  Anyone may go.  Bring a friend.  Cost is $40 and includes transportation and all admission fees (but you need to bring or buy your own food/lunch).  You sign up by going to the SBCC Cashier and paying for the trip with them.  The trip will fill up fast.  Signups are on a first come basis.  Don't delay, sign up right away!  You may provide your own transportation, however you will need to purchase your own admissions tickets and also meet us at Griffith when we arrive and stay until we leave (otherwise you don't get credit).
  • OTHER OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES: Click here to view other outside activities from the 101 Extra Credit list. Note that the next JPL Webcast is this Thursday Oct 4 (starting at 7 pm, submit answers within half hour after end of talk), and the next Star Party is Sat Oct 13 (dark to midnight).
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2018-19".
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB "OFFICERS GROUP": For those who wish to get more involved, to help plan events, and to meet weekly. Meetings are usually on Wednesday's 12:30 (though still to be determined). Join us. We meet at the tables outside between the physical science building and the caffeteria.
  • FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:  Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of videos of our class lecture slides to help students study for the ERTH-101 Lecture Class.  Some of the topics discussed in this course build on concepts and principles first introduced in the 101 course.  Although not required, these are available to help you go over background material or to explore concepts not fully discussed in this course.
  • HONOR and INTEGRITY:  Be sure to always do your own work.  Do not just get answers from someone else in class.  That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process.  Always conduct yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and with representing your work.
Mon 10/8
Wed 10/10
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • TOPICS/BOOKS:  Review topics and books.
  • ARTICLE SUMMARIES:  Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • STARRY NIGHT ACTIVITIES (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3. However, since I have not given these out yet, not due for Sept.
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES.  1 required per month for a total of 3. Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to see outside activity options (listed as extra credit for my other classes).
  • VIDEOS.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to the bootom for the list of videos.
  • HOMEWORK:  Done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • ASSIGNED READING:  Finish Ch 2 on Einstein's Special and General Theories of Relativity and higher dimensions, then move on to Ch 4 on the Uncertainty Principle (mostly Quantum Mechanics principles).
  • QUIZ:  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS:
  • Eastern Sierra Field Course (2-units):  Trip is full.
  • EXTRA CREDIT MOVIE:  For those that go see the new "First Man" movie, about Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, you can get some extra credit by writing a short one page summary of the movie specifically commenting on what the movie does well with regard to showing the technology, and what could be considered "sci-fi movie bloopers", things like sounds in space, motions that defy the laws of physics, etc.  To get credit, you must go see the movie opening weekend and submit your write-up by Monday night at midnight (on Canvas).  Click on Assignments on Canvas and scroll down until you see it. However, this does not count as an "outside activity".
  • EC FIELD TRIP to Griffith Observatory (Sun 11/4):  10 am - 8 pm
    Space is limited.  Anyone may go.  Bring a friend.  Cost is $40 and includes transportation and all admission fees (but you need to bring or buy your own food/lunch).  You sign up by going to the SBCC Cashier and paying for the trip with them.  The trip will fill up fast.  Signups are on a first come basis.  Don't delay, sign up right away!  You may provide your own transportation, however you will need to purchase your own admissions tickets and also meet us at Griffith when we arrive and stay until we leave (otherwise you don't get credit).
  • OTHER OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES: Click here to view other outside activities from the 101 Extra Credit list. Star Party is Sat Oct 13 (dark to midnight).
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2018-19".
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB "OFFICERS GROUP": For those who wish to get more involved, to help plan events, and to meet weekly. Meetings are usually on Wednesday's 12:30 (though still to be determined). Join us. We meet at the tables outside between the physical science building and the caffeteria.
  • FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:  Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of videos of our class lecture slides to help students study for the ERTH-101 Lecture Class.  Some of the topics discussed in this course build on concepts and principles first introduced in the 101 course.  Although not required, these are available to help you go over background material or to explore concepts not fully discussed in this course.
  • HONOR and INTEGRITY:  Be sure to always do your own work.  Do not just get answers from someone else in class.  That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process.  Always conduct yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and with representing your work.
Mon 10/15
Wed 10/17
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • TOPICS/BOOKS:  Review topics and books.
  • ARTICLE SUMMARIES:  Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • STARRY NIGHT ACTIVITIES (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3. However, since I have not given these out yet, not due for Sept.
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES.  1 required per month for a total of 3. Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to see outside activity options (listed as extra credit for my other classes).
  • VIDEOS.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to the bootom for the list of videos.
  • HOMEWORK:  Done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • ASSIGNED READING:  Finish Ch 2 on Einstein's Special and General Theories of Relativity and higher dimensions, then move on to Ch 4 on the Uncertainty Principle (mostly Quantum Mechanics principles).
  • QUIZ:  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS:
  • Eastern Sierra Field Course (2-units):  Trip is full.
  • EXTRA CREDIT MOVIE:  For those that go see the new "First Man" movie, about Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, you can get some extra credit by writing a short one page summary of the movie specifically commenting on what the movie does well with regard to showing the technology, and what could be considered "sci-fi movie bloopers", things like sounds in space, motions that defy the laws of physics, etc.  To get credit, you must go see the movie opening weekend and submit your write-up by Monday night at midnight (on Canvas).  Click on Assignments on Canvas and scroll down until you see it. However, this does not count as an "outside activity".
  • EC FIELD TRIP to Griffith Observatory (Sun 11/4):  10 am - 8 pm
    Space is limited.  Anyone may go.  Bring a friend.  Cost is $40 and includes transportation and all admission fees (but you need to bring or buy your own food/lunch).  You sign up by going to the SBCC Cashier and paying for the trip with them.  The trip will fill up fast.  Signups are on a first come basis.  Don't delay, sign up right away!  You may provide your own transportation, however you will need to purchase your own admissions tickets and also meet us at Griffith when we arrive and stay until we leave (otherwise you don't get credit).
  • OTHER OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES: Click here to view other outside activities from the 101 Extra Credit list. Star Party is Sat Oct 13 (dark to midnight).
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2018-19".
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB "OFFICERS GROUP": For those who wish to get more involved, to help plan events, and to meet weekly. Meetings are usually on Wednesday's 12:30 (though still to be determined). Join us. We meet at the tables outside between the physical science building and the caffeteria.
  • FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:  Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of videos of our class lecture slides to help students study for the ERTH-101 Lecture Class.  Some of the topics discussed in this course build on concepts and principles first introduced in the 101 course.  Although not required, these are available to help you go over background material or to explore concepts not fully discussed in this course.
  • HONOR and INTEGRITY:  Be sure to always do your own work.  Do not just get answers from someone else in class.  That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process.  Always conduct yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and with representing your work.

10/22 Mon
10/24 Wed
10/29 Mon
10/31 Wed

  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • TOPICS/BOOKS:  Review topics and books.
  • ARTICLE SUMMARIES:  Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • STARRY NIGHT ACTIVITIES (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3. However, since I have not given these out yet, not due for Sept.
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES.  1 required per month for a total of 3. Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to see outside activity options (listed as extra credit for my other classes).
  • VIDEOS.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to the bootom for the list of videos.
  • HOMEWORK:  Done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • ASSIGNED READING:  Read Ch 5 on particle physics (optional), then Ch 6 on Classical Black Hole theory, then Ch 7 on Quantum Mechanical Black Hole Theory.
  • QUIZ:  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS:
  • Eastern Sierra Field Course (2-units): For those on the trip, write a one page summary of your experiences highlighting what you found most interesting and if you would reccomend the trip to others and why.
  • EC FIELD TRIP to Griffith Observatory (Sun 11/4):  10 am - 8 pm
    Space is limited.  Anyone may go.  Bring a friend.  Cost is $40 and includes transportation and all admission fees (but you need to bring or buy your own food/lunch).  You sign up by going to the SBCC Cashier and paying for the trip with them.  The trip will fill up fast.  Signups are on a first come basis.  Don't delay, sign up right away!  You may provide your own transportation, however you will need to purchase your own admissions tickets and also meet us at Griffith when we arrive and stay until we leave (otherwise you don't get credit).
    You will need to sign the waiver found on the link above and leave it on my office door before the trip, or scan and email to me directly.
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITY LECTURE: Come join us on October 25th @ 4pm in PS 101 for an "out of this world" lecture (no, seriously, it is out of this world). Astronomer Etienne Bachelet will share with us his knowledge and studies on exoplanets detection methods and his work on microlensing planet observations. 
  • OTHER OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES: Click here to view other outside activities from the 101 Extra Credit list. Did you post your write-up for the Star Party Sat Oct 13.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2018-19".
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB "OFFICERS GROUP": For those who wish to get more involved, to help plan events, and to meet weekly. Meetings are usually on Wednesday's 12:30 (though still to be determined). Join us. We meet at the tables outside between the physical science building and the caffeteria.
  • FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:  Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of videos of our class lecture slides to help students study for the ERTH-101 Lecture Class.  Some of the topics discussed in this course build on concepts and principles first introduced in the 101 course.  Although not required, these are available to help you go over background material or to explore concepts not fully discussed in this course.
  • HONOR and INTEGRITY:  Be sure to always do your own work.  Do not just get answers from someone else in class.  That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process.  Always conduct yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and with representing your work.
11/5 Mon
11/7 Wed
  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • TOPICS/BOOKS:  Review topics and books.
  • ARTICLE SUMMARIES:  Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • STARRY NIGHT ACTIVITIES (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3. However, since I have not given these out yet, not due for Sept.
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES.  1 required per month for a total of 3. Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to see outside activity options (listed as extra credit for my other classes).
  • VIDEOS.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to the bootom for the list of videos.
  • HOMEWORK:  Done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • ASSIGNED READING:  Finish Ch 6 on Classical Black Hole theory, then Read Ch 7 on Quantum Mechanical Black Hole Theory.
  • QUIZ:  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • MIDTERM: Midterm will be given on Wednesday as a "take home" and will be due Wed Nov 14.
  • REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS:
  • Eastern Sierra Field Course (2-units): For those on the trip, write a one page summary of your experiences highlighting what you found most interesting and if you would reccomend the trip to others and why.
  • OTHER OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES: Click here to view other outside activities from the 101 Extra Credit list. Did you post your write-up for the Star Party Sat Oct 13.
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2018-19".
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB "OFFICERS GROUP": For those who wish to get more involved, to help plan events, and to meet weekly. Meetings are usually on Wednesday's 12:30 (though still to be determined). Join us. We meet at the tables outside between the physical science building and the caffeteria.
  • FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:  Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of videos of our class lecture slides to help students study for the ERTH-101 Lecture Class.  Some of the topics discussed in this course build on concepts and principles first introduced in the 101 course.  Although not required, these are available to help you go over background material or to explore concepts not fully discussed in this course.
  • HONOR and INTEGRITY:  Be sure to always do your own work.  Do not just get answers from someone else in class.  That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process.  Always conduct yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and with representing your work.

12/12 Mon
12/14 Wed

12/19 Mon
12/21 Wed

  • EARTH 106 (Black Holes MW 8:00 - 9:35 am)
  • Monday is a holiday... so take the day off (on me...).
  • TOPICS/BOOKS:  Review topics and books.
  • ARTICLE SUMMARIES:  Article Summaries (1 required per month for a total of 3). 
  • STARRY NIGHT ACTIVITIES (planetarium simulation software).  1 required per month for a total of 3. However, since I have not given these out yet, not due for Sept.
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES.  1 required per month for a total of 3. Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to see outside activity options (listed as extra credit for my other classes).
  • VIDEOS.  1 required per month for a total of 3.  Click my regular class extra credit and scroll to the bootom for the list of videos.
  • HOMEWORK:  Done on Canvas after most every chapter.  You get two tries, so should be pretty easy.  You can see what you got wrong the first time, then study, and try again, and get the highest score.
  • ASSIGNED READING:  Finish Ch 6 on Classical Black Hole theory, then Read Ch 7 on Quantum Mechanical Black Hole Theory.
  • QUIZ:  Will often give quizzes right when class starts.
  • MIDTERM: Midterm is due today Wed 12/14. If you didn't turn it in today, get it to my by Monday 11/19 (but some points will be taken off for fairness). We will grade the test as a class. If you prefer not to do this, then let me know at the start of class and make an appointment with me to go over your test during office hours. Also, the scantron portion of the midterm will be given on Monday 11/19.
  • REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS:
  • OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL READINGS:
  • SOMETHING FOR DISCUSSION: "The Eagle has landed"
  • OTHER OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES: Click here to view other outside activities from the 101 Extra Credit list.
  • OUTSIDE ACTIVITY FINAL DEADLINE: Friday November 30. There will be one last option to watch the Black Hole full dome presentation the last week of classes in lab class at the SB Museum of Natural History (7-9 pm Mon through Thu - depending on which lab sections will be showing it).
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB:  Join our school club (fun people, events, activities, discounts) - Search on Facebook for "SBCC Astronomy 2018-19".
  • ASTRONOMY CLUB "OFFICERS GROUP": For those who wish to get more involved, to help plan events, and to meet weekly. Meetings are usually on Wednesday's 12:30 (though still to be determined). Join us. We meet at the tables outside between the physical science building and the caffeteria.
  • FRED'S LECTURE SLIDE VIDEOS:  Former (emeritus) Professor Fred Marschak put together this series of videos of our class lecture slides to help students study for the ERTH-101 Lecture Class.  Some of the topics discussed in this course build on concepts and principles first introduced in the 101 course.  Although not required, these are available to help you go over background material or to explore concepts not fully discussed in this course.
  • HONOR and INTEGRITY:  Be sure to always do your own work.  Do not just get answers from someone else in class.  That would be unfair to your fellow students and defeats the purpose of the multi-attempt learning process.  Always conduct yourselves with honor and integrity with regard to class assignments and with representing your work.