William Paterson University
Jason Kendall is adjunct instructor of Astronomy at William Paterson University.
Jason is teaching one section of General Astronomy in the Fall of 2019:
Online Introductory Astronomy ClassCRN: 44146, PHYS 1700-81, Online lectures and laboratory activities.
Module 11: The Big BangVideos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Supplement the videos with readings from "OpenStax Astronomy"
Other Approved Learning Resources for the class
Further Learning and Textbooks (not required. Just as an FYI.)
- Introduction to Cosmology a good online book by Ryden
- The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe by Weinberg
- Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction by Coles
Astronomy Lesson 11_05: Large Scale Structure Formation
Large-scale structure formation in the universe is the final pillar in the Hot Big Bang Standard Model. We want to know how galaxy clusters formed, how dark matter came to be where it is. Also, we learn why galaxy cluste[rs have so much hot gas, and how the absorption features in distant quasars came to be. We also see how the dark matter distribution can be mapped by its effect on galaxy's light and on the shape of clusters too. We also see how the Cosmic Microwave Background plays a central role in it all.
- Large-scale structure
- The Laniakea Supercluster
- NASA’s Hubble, Chandra Find Clues that May Help Identify Dark Matter
- Dark Matter
- Lyman-alpha forest
- Evolution of HI: 3C273 spectrum from HST/FOC z=0; z=3.6 QSO HIRES/Keck spectrum from M. Rauch
- Gravity of Galaxy Cluster Abell 2218 Creates Giant "Lens"
- Gravitational lensing of distant star-forming galaxies
- Gravitational lens
- Einstein Cross
- Formation of the large-scale structure in the Universe: filaments
- Movies from the Millennium Simulation Project
- The Millennium Simulation
- Rob Crain's EAGLE Simulation Project
- Lambda-CDM model
- Science Results from the Planck CMB Probe
- CMB Anisotropies from Acoustic Oscillations
- BOSS: Dark Energy and the Geometry of Space