Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours comprising 3 one-hour lectures/week |
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This subject will assume a general familiarity with Physics at third year level.
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Jeffrey Mccallum
This subject provides an advanced introduction to physical cosmology. Specific topics may include the isotropic homogeneous Universe, the Robertson Walker metric, the Friedmann equations, baryogenesis, inflation, big-bang nucleosynthesis, the recombination era, density fluctuations as the origin of galaxies, the cosmic microwave background, linear and non-linear growth of structure, the Press-Schechter mass function, reionization of the IGM and gravitational lensing. Examples are drawn from past and current cosmological observations.
The objectives of this subject are:
Four assignments totalling up to 48 pages (40%), evenly spaced throughout the semester, plus one end-of-semester 45-minute oral examination or one end-of-semester 3-hour written examination (60%).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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At the completion of this subject, students should have gained skills in:
Master of Science (Physics) |
Approved Masters level subjects from other departments |
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