PHYSICS 112 - Cosmology: The Science of the Universe
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
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FYSem, Theme
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Although no science courses are required, high school physics would be helpful. Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The majority of even college educated adults have only a modest understanding of our place in the universe at large. Most would be hard pressed to answer correctly such questions as: What else is there in the universe besides stars? Why do we think there was a big bang? How big is a galaxy and how might they have formed? This course will provide answers to such questions, stressing conceptual understanding and simple calculational problem solving. The format will be varied and informal. In addition to regular seminar attendance, students will likely be asked to perform small experiments and present at least one oral presentation. Essays and other written work will play a large role in the grade. Although no science prerequisites are required, exposure to physics at high school level would be helpful.

PHYSICS 112 - Cosmology: The Science of the Universe
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
W 1:00PM - 2:30PM
F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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First Three Minutes: A modern view of the Origin of the Universe, by Steven Weinberg, ISBN# 9780465024377
ISBN: 9780805072563
The big bang, Author: Joseph Silk., Publisher: W.H. Freeman/Owl Book 3rd ed. 2002
ISBN: 9780142001868
How to build a time machine, Author: Paul Davies., Publisher: Penguin 1st Americ 2002
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