PHYS 137. Cosmological Physics
An introduction to cosmology which includes the study of the origin, evolution, and content of the universe: isotropy, homogeneity, and geometry of the universe; gravitational collapse and formation of proto-galactic structures; statistical mechanics and fluid dynamics in an expanding universe; observational tests of the standard cosmology model; extensions to the standard cosmological model including scalar field dark matter and modified theories of gravity.
Prerequisite: PHYS 111
Natural sciences and engineering
Spring 2020. Smith, T.
Spring 2022. Smith, T.
Catalog chapter: Physics and Astronomy
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/physics-astronomy
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