Spring 2016/17; Lecturer: Prof. Rennan Barkana

**Comments**:

- The syllabus is available (in PDF) here.
- Schedule: Tuesday 9:15 - 12:00, Shenkar 118.
- The notes are scans of my handwritten lecture notes. The slides are those shown (sometimes) in the lecture. All are in PDF.
- The lecturer is Prof. Rennan Barkana: web page, e-mail: barkana@tau.ac.il.
- Sample Exam 1 .
- Sample Exam 2 . The solution.

Lecture Dates (2017) | Topics | Notes | Additions/Slides | Exercises |
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Mar. 21: pg. 6 | Introduction/Review of Cosmology | Week 1 notes | Derivation of pressure | - |

Mar. 28: pg. 11; Apr. 4: pg.16 | Introduction/Review of Statistics: Correlation Functions, etc. | Week 2 notes | - | - |

Apr. 5: pg. 23 | Cox process, linear spherical collapse | Week 3 notes | Week 3 slides | Homework 1 (Due May 9'th, 2017) |

Apr. 19: pg. 30 (see Comoving Addition) | Distribution Functions, Collisionless Boltzmann Equation | Week 4 notes | Comoving Addition | - |

Apr. 25: pg. 35 (before "The Jeans Length") | Eulerian fluid equations in comoving coords, linear perturbations, Jeans | Week 5 notes | - | - |

May 9: pg. 40 (middle) | Perturbation history, The power spectrum, Baryons | Week 6 notes | - | - |

May 16: pg. 44 (line 3) | The Jeans mass, Non-linear spherical collapse | Week 7 notes | - | - |

May 23: pg. 48 (bottom) | Scaling relations, Virialization, Press-Schechter | Week 8 notes | Week 8 slides | - |

June 6: pg. 55 (middle) | Press-Schechter (end), Stellar Dynamics | Week 9 notes | - | - |

June 13: pg. 64 (middle) [Skipped from 56 middle to the CBE on 58] | Virial theorem (skipped), Isothermal sphere, Disks (start) | Week 10 notes | - | - |

Spiral structure (start) | Week 11 notes | Week 11 slides | Solution to homework 1 | |

June 20: pg. 75 (1/3 from top) [Skipped Oort (64) and most algebra of derivation (68-73)] | Spiral density waves (end) | Week 12 notes | - | Homework 2 (Due July 20'th, 2017) |

June 27: End [Skipped most material after "2-D Poisson Equation", pg. 80 bottom] | Gravitational lensing | Week 13 notes | Week 13 slides | Solution to homework 2 |