Courses: The Big Bang (PHYSB163001)
Class Number: 1317
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 thenwhat 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. This course does not satisfy the Quantitative Skills requirement. Also see PHYS B133 which is PHYS B163 with the laboratory.
Div: II; Approach: Scientific Investigation (SI);
Enrollment limit: 40 students total from combined courses PHYS 133
and PHYS 163;
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1317 Div: II; SI
Bryn Mawr, PK243