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 PHYS 4071 - Big Bang Cosmology and Inflation
  
Course last offered 
 :   
Spring 2017/18
Instructor(s)
 :
WANG Yi
No. of credits
 :
3


Teaching Pattern
  • Duration of course: about 13 weeks
  • Lecture hour(s) per week: 3
 
Content
In this course, a systematic introduction to modern cosmology will be provided, with the topics including:
 
  • Robertson-Walker metric and Friedmann equation
  • spacetime evolution of the Universe
  • thermal history of the Universe
  • Big-Bang nucleosynthesis
  • cosmic microwave background
  • dark matter and dark energy
  • Inflation
 
It aims at enabling students to catch up with the progress in cosmology in a timely way, and appreciate the beauty of the science on the Universe.
 
 
Remarks
  • Exclusion: PHYS 4054
  • Prerequisite: PHYS 2022 AND (PHYS2124 OR MATH2351 OR MATH2352)

 

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS