GALAXIES AND THE COSMIC FRONTIER
This website is intended to complement and extend the book
Galaxies and the Cosmic Frontier
by William H. Waller and Paul W. Hodge,
copyright 2003 Harvard University Press www.hup.harvard.edu.
The "Tadpole" Galaxy and many other more distant galaxies
(Hubble Space Telescope, STScI, AURA, NASA)
Besides updates and corrections, an extensive set of technical
notes is presented. Together with the non-technical book, the
notes provide sufficient quantitative and formulaic information
for an intermediate-level undergraduate course on galaxies and
cosmology. The syllabus for such a course, as recently taught
at Tufts University, is available in the following formats:
If you find any errors in the book, technical notes, or updates,
please contact Dr. William Waller at email@example.com.
This section is an attempt to keep up with the most important
advances in our understanding of galaxies, and the cosmic frontier.
Stellar, nebular, galaxian, and cosmological properties are tabulated,
formulated, and discussed at a level that assumes a working knowledge
of algebra and some acquaintance with calculus.
A listing of measurement conversions, physical constants, and
frequently used astronomical quantities.
A selection of links pertinent to the topic of galaxies and cosmology.