AST 554: Extragalactic Astronomy II

  • Class Notes

    These are the notes I use for the AST 554 lecture. They are written primarily to aid me when I give lectures, and thus are not always suitable as "stand alone" notes. Some of the material covered in these notes were not actually covered in class for various reasons (or covered in a different order), so please keep this in mind when comparing these to material covered in class.

    Acknowledgements: The information contained within these notes come from various sources. In addition to the textbooks that are listed in general comments, some of the notes come from lectures given by Neil Trentham (Cambridge) and John Kormendy (U of. Texas). In addition, I acknowledge useful conversations with Sylvain Veilleux (U. of Maryland), Julianne Dalcanton (U. of Washington), and John Hibbard (NRAO).

  • Introduction, part 1 (January 15, 2009): pdf version

  • Introduction, part 2 (January 20, 2009): pdf version

  • Components of Galaxies: Stars (updated March 18, 2009): pdf version

  • Components of Galaxies: Dust (updated February 3, 2009): pdf version

  • Components of Galaxies: Gas (updated February 3, 2009): pdf version

  • Components of Galaxies: Dark Matter (February 5, 2009): pdf version

  • Star Formation (updated February 17, 2009): pdf version

  • Active Galactic Nuclei and Their Hosts (updated March 18, 2009): pdf version

  • Emission Line Diagnostics (updated March 26, 2009): pdf version

    (Note: the Mergers and IR Galaxies lecture has been split into two separate pdf files. The "Mergers and Simulations" lecture contains the newest material.)

  • Mergers and Simulations (updated April 9, 2009): pdf version

  • IR Luminous Galaxies (updated April 9, 2009): pdf version

  • Introduction to Cosmology (posted April 28, 2009): pdf version

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