על הקורס - כללי

  • :Policy

    The lectures will be given in English, per the preference of students enrolled.

    Homework will include both exercises and reading assignments.

    The exam will be take-home, likely in the following format: each student will pick a personal task from a list, will submit a report on it after several weeks and present the results before the class in a meeting to be scheduled.

    The course material will be made up of two parts:

    1) A short introduction to Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics

    Textbooks:

    - Main: Principles of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamis / Clarke and Carswell, Cambridge University Press

    - Astrophysical Flows / Pringle and King, Cambridge University Press

    - Elasticity and Fluid Dynamics: Volume III of Modern Classical Physics / Thorne and Blandford, Princeton University Press

    2) An introduction to Modern Cosmology:

    Textbooks:

    - An Introduction to Modern Cosmology / Andrew Liddle, 3rd ed., Wiley

    - Main: Cosmology Lecture Notes / Daniel Baumann, Link: here

    - Modern Cosmology / Scott Dodelson and Fabian Schmidt, 2nd Ed., Elsevier Academic Press

    - Cosmology / Steven Weinberg, Oxford University Press




    • Course Plan


      Week   Topic Week
      PAFD Ch. 1-4 Basic Principles of Fluid Dynamics, Formulation of the Fluid Equations, Gravitation, Equation of State and the Energy Equation, Radiative Cooling Processes 1
      PAFD Ch. 5-6 Hydrostatic Equilibrium: Atmospheres and Stars, Sound Waves, Sound Waves in Stratified Atmospheres 2
      PAFD Ch. 7-9 Supersonic Flows and Shock Waves, Supernovae Explosions 3
      PAFD Ch. 9-10 Bernoulli's Equation, Fluid Instabilities: Convective, Rayleigh-Taylor, Jeans and Thermal
      4
      Liddle, Baumann Ch. 1The Standard Model of Cosmology: Brief Introduction
      The Homogenous Universe: Geometry and Dynamics
      5
      Baumann Ch. 2 The Homogenous Universe: Dynamics - cont., Cosmological Inflation 6
      Baumann Ch. 3The Physics of Inflation, Thermal History: Local Thermal Equilibrium, Decoupling and Freeze-Out, Phase Transitions in the History of the Universe
      7
      Baumann Ch. 3Thermal History: Equilibrium and Beyond Equilibrium
      8
      Baumann Ch. 4Cosmological Perturbation Theory: Metric Perturbation, Matter Perturbations, Equations of Motion
      9
      Baumann Ch. 4Cosmological Perturbation Theory: Initial Conditions 10
      Baumann Ch. 5Structure Formation: Gravitational Instability, Acoustic Oscillations
      11
      Baumann Ch. 5CMB: Primary and Secondary Anisotropies 12
      Baumann Ch. 6Quantum Initial Conditions: Inflaton Fluctuations - Classical and , Quantum, Curvature Perturbations, Gravitational Waves, CMB Polarization 13


      • Lectures will be given in person on Wednesdays from 14:00-17:00 in Building 51 ("Nano"), room 217. 

        • Problem Set 1: Geometry and Dynamics

           Problem Set 2: Inflation and Thermal History

          Problem Set 3: Structure Formation

          Problem Set 4: Initial Conditions

          Week 12 Class Notes: 
          https://www.dropbox.com/s/edzao89w6rwlx4c/Cosmology%208.pdf?dl=0

          Week 13 Class Notes:
          https://www.dropbox.com/s/mto6a2u8erd6z42/Cosmology%20last%20class.pdf?dl=0

          Week 13 Recording:
          https://www.dropbox.com/s/uiczz9q8zzgca97/GMT20220112-DynU-Week13-Part1.mp4?dl=0
          https://www.dropbox.com/s/hkqiu1v4hf9jlqd/GMT20220112-DynU-Week13-Part2.mp4?dl=0