- Cosmology: special and general relativity; the hot “big bang” cosmology and alternative cosmologies; the different ‘flavours’ of dark matter and dark energy
- The Early Universe: inflation; early universe particle physics; the cosmic microwave background radiation; nucleosynthesis
- Large-scale Structure: structure formation and evolution; observational cosmology; using supercomputers to build synthetic Universes; the ultimate fate of the Universe
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
SWI-AST80006-Galaxies and their Place in the Universe , or SWI-HET624
You should complete introductory tertiary-level mathematics and physics before commencing in this subject.
No special requirements
This subject aims to provide an introduction to cosmology, including the physics of the early Universe, dark matter and dark energy and the evolution of the observed large-scale structure.
- Project (50%)
- Newsgroups (30%)
- Online tests (20%)
Textbook information is pending.