|ICRAR Node||University of Western Australia|
|Unit Code||Enrol at UWA in PHYS4418|
|Content||This unit provides a quantitative overview of physical cosmology and structure formation. Topics covered include: the Einstein and Friedmann equations; the early universe (inflation and the linear growth of structure); cosmological parameters and their impact on expansion history; the cosmic microwave background and transfer functions; dark matter and dark energy; large-scale structure. Additional topics focus on structure formation in the non-linear regime: non-linear collapse; relaxation processes; the Extended Press-Schechter theory – halo mass functions and merger trees; the galaxy-dark matter halo connection; the rudiments of galaxy formation.|
|Assessment||Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows:
Further information will be available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.