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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2018-19


PHYS 92 Physics of the Early Universe

An introduction to the study of the early universe, focusing on the interaction of nuclear and particle physics and cosmology, the so-called inner-space outer-space connection. After an investigation of the Robertson-Walker metric and its application to the Big Bang model, the course will address the following topics; thermodynamics in an expanding universe; nucleosynthesis (synthesis of light nuclei) and baryogenesis (origin of excess matter over antimatter); inflationary models of cosmology; primordial phase transitions; introduction to quantum cosmology.

Instructor

Caldwell

Prerequisite

PHYS 41, PHYS 43, PHYS 44, PHYS 50 and ASTR 25 (recommended).

Distributive and/or World Culture

SCI

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Offered

19W: 2A