Extragalactic Astrophysics and Cosmology 2
Astrophysics of galaxies, active galactic nuclei, and cosmology.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesInstructor's consent.
Course Outcomes: 

Gravitation and Cosmological Models

Apply the Einstein equations to derive Freidmann's equation and from there set up and explore basic models.

Newtonian and Modern Cosmology

Derive a universe model based on Newtonian cosmology and modify this to account for relativistic effects.

The Large Scale Structure of the Universe

Correlate theory with observed data including object counts, color evolution, WMAP data, LyAlpha forests, etc.

The Physics of Dark Energy

Use arguments from first principles and a review of the literature to explain the evidence for dark energy.

Research Projects

Conduct an in-depth literature search on one aspect of the course material of their choosing and present the results in a paper.