PHYS 4433

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An introduction to theoretical and observational cosmology aimed at interested science and engineering majors. Topics include an introduction to general relativity as applied to the cosmos; the cosmic expansion history and how it relates to the nature of matter in the universe; processes in the early universe; how galaxies and clusters of galaxies form; current and prospective cosmological surveys of galaxies, galaxy clusters, gravitational lensing, and the cosmic microwave background. The material is at a less technical level than the graduate cosmology course ASTRO 6599.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: math/calculus at 2000-level, physics at 3000-level or permission of intstructor.

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    Combined with: ASTRO 4433

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt