Cosmology

Course Information
TitleΚΟΣΜΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Cosmology
CodeΑΑΕ102
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorChristos Tsagkas
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40003067

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physics (2012-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreSpecial Election844

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600100178
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing the course the students have been introduced to the basic principles of modern cosmology, to the standard cosmological paradigm, to the key observations supporting this model and to its theoretical foundations. In particular, the students have familiarised themselves with the main features of the Friedmann cosmologies, with the Hot-Big-Bang model and with the basics of standard inflation. In addition, the students are introduced to cosmological perturbation theory, to the scenarios of large-scale structure formation and to the issues of dark matter and dark energy.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Newtonian cosmology. The Friedmann models, their dynamics and kinematics. Solutions of the Friedmann equations. Elements of relativistic cosmology. The Big-Bang scenario and its epochs. Inflation, the Planck era and the first stages of the universe's evolution. Introduction to cosmological perturbation theory. Linear Newtonian perturbations and large-scale structure formation. Dark matter, dark energy and the recent universal acceleration
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1173.9
Exams30.1
Total1204
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ο ΜΙΚΡΟ ΒΙΒΛΙΟ ΤΗΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΗΣ ΕΚΡΗΞΗΣ, G.J. HOGAN, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΙΑ
Last Update
03-07-2016