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PHY 510: Cosmology (4)

Prerequisite: PHY 416: General Theory of Relativity

Brief introduction of  cosmological distant scales - Astronomy and cosmology, galaxies, radio sources, Quasars, coordinate systems, Hubble expansion Brief review of general theory of relativity:

Relativity to Cosmology:  Einstein field equation, luminosity distance, horizon and hubble radius, angular size redshift relation.

Relics  of big-bang: radiation dominated universe, thermodynamical treatment of early universe, nucleosynthesis, cosmic microwave background addition,.

Problems with standard big-bang theory: inflationary paradigm, Formation of large scale structure of universe

Theory of Cosmic microwave background radiation

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