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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Nov 23, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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ASTRO 4433 - [Introduction to Cosmology]

(crosslisted) PHYS 4433  
(PBS-AS)      
Spring. Next offered 2018-2019. 4 credits. Student option grading.

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

R. Bean.

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 .



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