Lecture notes

Important Note. These are my personal lecture notes, that I prepared for my personal use as part of the preparations for teaching this module. I post them here for the sole purpose of assisting the students learning this subject.
I make no claim of originality. In preparing my lecture notes, I make use of text taken from various book, in particular the books by H. Mo, F. van den Bosch and S. White; T. Padmanabhan; J. Binney and S. Tremaine; B. Ryden; E. Kolb and M. Turner . I also used my personal notes from the course taught by Y. Nir and E. Waxman.
(Note: these are constantly being updated.)