Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Successful completion of Level 2 Physics/Astrophysics
This module explores the nature and evolution of the universe as a whole. It covers the Friedmann equation that describes the expansion of space, the origin of our universe in a Big Bang, and the evolution of the universe since the Big Bang. Topics include the very early universe and inflation, Big Bang nucleosynthesis, the cosmic microwave background, dark matter, dark energy, and the origin of galaxies.
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
This module aims to provide an overview of cosmology and show how the application of basic physics principles can lead to an understanding of the evolution of the universe as a whole.
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].
20 hours lectures5 hours tutorials20 hours work on problems sheets2 hours examination103 hours directed reading/private study
1: Exercise weighted 20%
Description of Module Assessment
4 PROBLEM SHEETSFour problem sheets weighted 20%, pass mark 30%2: Unseen Exam weighted 80%
UNSEEN EXAMUnseen examination weighted 80% pass mark 30%