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Course module: NWI-NP024B
NWI-NP024B
Newtonian Cosmology
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-NP024B
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryPB (Propaedeutic)
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Wiskunde, Natuur- en Sterrenkunde;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
prof. A.J. Levan
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Lecturer
prof. A.J. Levan
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Contactperson for the course
prof. A.J. Levan
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Examiner
prof. A.J. Levan
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Academic year2021
Period
KW4  (11/04/2022 to 31/08/2022)
Starting block
KW4
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
  • The student can formulate the influence of gravity on the structure and evolution of the Universe apply this in Newtonian setting.
  • The students understands the role of observations in the shaping of the modern cosmological theories
  • The student knows the different phases in the evolution of the Universe
  • The student can see the physical connection between the physics of the first year and the cosmological observations
  • The student has developed an understanding of the outstanding questions that remain in Cosmology.
Content
Cosmology is the study of the Universe on the largest scales. Big Bang Cosmology provides a remarkable description of the large scale properties of the Universe that we observe around us. In this course we will see how much of this model can be derived directly with Newtonian physics, and how this approach enables us to track the expansion history of the Universe. We will also investigate how this approach can be directly tested via a series of ongoing observations. We will also outline the outstanding questions that still remain in studies of the Universe, including the nature of dark matter and dark energy, and cosmological inflation (almost all from the viewpoint of Newtonian physics). 
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
quarter 1 till 3 of physics
Test information
Written exam; max 1 bonus point for tutorial
Specifics
Website: www.astro.ru.nl

This course fits within the research theme Astrophysics
Recommended materials
Book
Introduction to Cosmology, Barbara Ryden, 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2016
ISBN:978-1107154834
Book
Liddle, Andrew, An Introduction to Modern Cosmology, second edition, Wiley,
Instructional modes
Course occurrence

Lecture

Tutorial

Zelfstudie

Tests
Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW4, Block KW4

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