General entry requirements, second cycle
Basic courses in analysis in one and several dimensions, linear algebra, vector analysis, mechanics (corresponding to F0006T), modern physics (corresponding to F0005T), electromagnetic theory (corresponding to F0007T), and flow mechanics (part of F0030T). Knowledge in general relativity is recommended. Basic knowledge in astronomy is useful. Likewise knowledge in atomic and nuclear physics are useful.
The student shall acquire understanding of and knowledge of the large scale structure of the universe and its history. This is shown by the ability for explanation of concepts and physical conditions as well as course of events within the subject.
The student shall have the ability to perform theoretical calculations of cosmological properties and parameters founded on cosmological models, and have the ability to orally and/or in writing communicate analysis and calculations.
The student shall be aware that cosmology has a special place in the physical disciplines in that not all usual criteria for science can be fulfilled.This is shown
the ability to evaluate
the consequences of
The cosmological principle, Friedman models, The Big Bang model, the thermal history of the universe including phase transitions, inflation, the lepton and the plasma era, formation of structures, hot and cold dark matter.Observations such as cosmic background radiation, galaxy formation, redshift and gravitational lenses.
Lectures. Depending of the number of students can the course be realized in seminar form.
Written exam. Alternative examination forms can occur. E.g. can the examination consist of oral examination (40%), hand-in exercises (40%), and written report (20%). In order to pass the course it is required that all examinations and obligatory tasks are completely satisfactory. The final grade given for the course reflects the results obtained in the various components of the course.
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