Courses: The Big Bang (PHYSB13300B)

Spring 2012

Class Number: 2003
This half semester course will explore our current scientific understanding of the evolution of the universe as a whole. What do we mean when we say that the universe expanded from a hot, dense primordial fireball? What has the universe been up to since then—what are its milestones? How and when did atoms, stars, and galaxies form? What, if anything, can we say about the ultimate fate of our universe? Finally, how do we test this story? This course will make regular use of basic algebra and interpretation of graphs. Lecture three hours, discussion session one hour, laboratory two hours. This course does not satisfy the Quantitative Skills requirement. Also see PHYS B163 which is PHYS B133 without the laboratory.
Div: IIL; Approach: Scientific Investigation (SI);

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 2003 Div: IIL; SI


Physics (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, PK234

Meeting Times

M 4:00pm-6:00pm