Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The student should develop a knowledge of modern cosmology at the appropriate level for an undergraduate, should understand how cosmology fits into wider physics, should be aware of the observational data underpinning cosmology, should be able to apply mathematical models to cosmology and should be able to problem-solve topics related to cosmology.
describe and understand cosmological models: 1,2describe and understand observations relevant to cosmology: 1,2apply mathematical techniques to cosmology; make calculations regarding cosmology: 1,2solve problems related to cosmology: 1,2
The modules shows how the application of physical principles to the universe explains how the universe evolves, from its origin in the Big Bang to modern times, and how that origin sets the nature of the universe we see today.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/phy-30001/lists
24 hours lectures/tutorials. 30 hours directed study on problem sheets. 2 hours examination. 94 hours independent study.
Intended Learning Outcomes
A successful student should be able to demonstrate systematic understanding of the cosmological observationsand be able to apply physics principles to the universe as a whole [1, 2].A successful student should be able to calculate conditions in the universe at different times and usemathematics to relate the theory with the observations [1, 2].
Successful completion of Level 2 Physics/Astrophysics
1: Problem Sheets weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
4 PROBLEM SHEETSFour problem sheets weighted 20%2: Exam weighted 80%
UNSEEN EXAM2 hour Unseen examination weighted 80%.