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Faculty of Arts and SciencesAstronomyDouglas Finkbeiner
TermDay and TimeLocation
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 Level
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.

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With permission of instructor/subject to availability

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