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PX389 - Cosmology

  • Module code: PX389
  • Module name: Cosmology
  • Department: Physics
  • Credit: 7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module will present the credentials of the Universe as we know it (via experiment) and introduce the simplest models which can describe it. The module will stress the role of experimental data and emphasize the need to distinguish between cosmology as a physical science, which makes testable predictions, and untestable pseudo-cosmologies which may appear to give appealing and all-encompassing accounts of the universe

Principal learning outcomes

"By the end of the module, you should: have a good qualitative appreciation of the current status of cosmology; recognise the importance of observations in constraining possible cosmological theories; understand the idea of metrics used to describe local and global physics; be critically aware of some of the aspects of cosmology where more work is needed to reconcile theory and observations."

Timetabled teaching activities

15 Lectures

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/syllabi/year3/px389/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
7.5 CATS (Module code: PX389-7.5)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Physics (BSc) (F300) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Physics (with Intercalated Year) (F301) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc) (GF13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (with Intercalated Year) (GF14) - Year 4