PS 281

PS 281 Cosmology (3 units)

This course involves consideration of the Standard Model treating Big Bang and Friedmann Models. General Relativity will be used as the working framework so as to discuss such relativistic phenomena as degenerate stars and Black Holes. Multiverse theories will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: none

Bergmann, Peter G., Introduction to the Theory of Relativity, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1942.
Berry, Principles of Cosmology and Gravitation, Institute of Physics Publishing, 1989.
Hall & Pulham, General Relativity, Institute of Physics Publishing, 1996.
Kolb, Edward W. & Turner, Michael S., The Early Universe, California: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1990.
Nakahara, Geometry, Topology and Physics, Institute of Physics Publishing, 1990.