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Listed in: Physics and Astronomy, as ASTR-226

Formerly listed as: ASTR-26

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Michael D. Stage (Section 01)


Cosmological models and the relationship between models and observable parameters. Topics in current astronomy that bear upon cosmological problems, including background electromagnetic radiation, nucleosynthesis, dating methods, determinations of the mean density of the universe and the Hubble constant, and tests of gravitational theories. Discussion of questions concerning the foundations of cosmology and its future as a science.

Requisites: MATH 111 and one course in the physical sciences.  Spring semester. Visiting Professor Stage.


Quantitative Reasoning


2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2016