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Physics (PHYS)

Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

PHYS 4202 [0.5 credit]


Observational evidence for the Big Bang. Introduction to general relativity, expansion dynamics and contents of the universe. Physical processes in the expanding universe, inflation, nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background, dark matter, and dark energy.
Prerequisites: PHYS 3701, PHYS 3606 or 3608 and PHYS 4409, or permission of the Department. (PHYS 3606 or PHYS 3608 and PHYS 4409 may be taken concurrently.)
Lectures three hours per week.

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