This course is a general overview of the scientific study of the universe as a whole. Along the way, several topics within physics, astrophysics, and astronomy will be highlighted to gain the proper background of the modern aspects of cosmology. Much of the course will be focused on understanding the basic Hot Big Bang Model. Although this model is being challenged by recent observations, it is the starting point for recent ideas such as inflation theory, multiverse theory, and others. These recent observations will be discussed and will shed light on why cosmology is a rapidly changing field.
CosmologyPhysical and Earth Science
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Completion of an algebra course and familiarity with basic trigonometry.