ASTRON 130 - Cosmology or return to Course Catalog Search
125883 – Section 001
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences||Astronomy||Douglas Finkbeiner|
|Term||Day and Time||Location|
|Spring 2017-2018 (show academic calendar)||TuTh 2:00 p.m. - 3:29 p.m.||Science Ctr 112 (FAS)|
4 (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit in Faculty of Arts and Sciences is equivalent to:
Graduate and Undergraduate
The physical model describing the initial conditions, evolution, and ultimate fate of the Universe. Topics include cosmic dynamics; the Robertson-Walker Metric; curvature; estimating cosmological parameters; the accelerating universe; dark matter; gravitational lensing; the cosmic microwave background; nucleosynthesis; inflation and the very early universe; formation of structure. Note: Offered in alternate years.
Prerequisite: Astronomy 17 OR Physics 15c
This course offered alternate years.
|Eligible for cross-registration|
With permission of instructor/subject to availability
MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.