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ASTR C3602 Physical Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy. 3 points.

Not offered during 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisites: One year of calculus-based general physics.

The standard hot big bang cosmological model and other modern observational results that test it. Topics include the Friedmann equations, the standard model of particle Physics, the age of the universe, primordial nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background, the extragalactic distance scale, and modern observations.