Fall 2008


Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-26


George S. Greenstein (Section 01)


(ASTFC) Cosmological models and the relationship between models and observable parameters. Topics in current astronomy which bear upon cosmological problems, including background electromagnetic radiation, nucleosynthesis, dating methods, determination of the mean density of the universe and the Hubble constant, and tests of gravitational theories. Discussion of some questions concerning the foundations of cosmology and speculations concerning its future as a science. Requisite: One semester of calculus and one semester of some physical science; no Astronomy requisite. Fall semester. Professor Greenstein.