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English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Light and the Nature of Images....Plus, an Introduction to DS9

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 87 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Lecture 1 The Nature of Images 13m
Lecture 2 Image Formation 14m
Lecture 3 Skipping Stones and X-ray Images 10m
Lecture 4 The Perception of Images 17m
Lecture 5 Introduction to DS9--Part I 6m
Lecture 6 Introduction to DS9--Part II 20m
4 readings
Introduction10m
Syllabus10m
Light and the Nature of Images. Plus, an introduction using DS910m
Week 1 Wiki1h
1 practice exercise
Quiz 1: Week 11h
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Basic Astronomical Data and a DS9 Smorgasbord

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 109 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Lecture 2 The DS9 Smorgasbord--Part II 24m
Lecture 3 "Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics" 20m
Lecture 4 Atomic Spectra, the Fingerprints of the Stars 11m
Lecture 5 The Cosmic Distance Scale -- Part I 27m
2 readings
DS9 and Astronomical Data10m
Week 2 Wiki1h
1 practice exercise
Quiz 2: Week 21h
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Stellar Evolution and White Dwarfs

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Lecture 2 Of GK-Per and White Dwarfs, Part 1 16m
Lecture 3 Of GK-Per and White Dwarfs, Part 2 20m
Lecture 4 Of GK-Per and White Dwarfs, Part 3 13m
2 readings
GK Per -- An in depth analysis10m
Week 3 Wiki1h
1 practice exercise
Quiz 3: Week 31h
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Orbits, Gravity, and Clocks in the Sky

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 113 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Lecture 2 A Matter of Some Gravity 16m
Lecture 3 Of Hummingbirds, Trains and The Doppler Shift 12m
Lecture 4 Clocks in the Sky-- Cen X-3, Part 1--Exosat 14m
Lecture 5 Clocks in the Sky-- Cen X-3, Part 2 14m
Lecture 6 Clocks in the Sky-- Cen X-3, Part 3 15m
Lecture 7 Clocks in the Sky--Cen X-3, Part 4--Chandra 15m
2 readings
Clocks in the Sky10m
Week 4 Wiki1h
1 practice exercise
Quiz 4: Week 41h

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