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waynehu

## Professor,
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

University of Chicago

# Introduction to Cosmology

## Astro 243

TTh 2:00-3:20 KPTC 101

Office Hours: T 3:20-4:20

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Grader: Huanqing Chen

The textbook for this course is Ryden: Introduction to Cosmology 2nd Edition,
Cambridge University Press 2017.

Grades will be based on problem sets
(50%), in class midterm (20%)
and final (30%).

## Syllabus

Expansion of the Universe, Ch 2

Cosmic geometry, Ch 3,6

Cosmic dynamics and composition, Ch 4,5

Dark matter and energy, Ch 5,7

Midterm

Hot big bang and origin of species, Ch 9

Inflation, Ch 10

Cosmic microwave background, Ch 8

Gravitational instability and structure formation, Ch 11,12

Final: seniors (Thurs June 6, 9:30-11:30, ERC 583); regular (Thurs June 13, 1:30-3:30 KPTC 101)

## Problem Sets

Problem sets will be posted here as the class progresses. Solution sets will be handed out in class.

## Lecture Notes

Lecture notes to supplement the textbook (may be updated throughout the course)
Set 1: Expansion of the Universe

Set 2: Cosmic Geometry

Set 3: Cosmic Dynamics

Set 4: Dark Matter and Energy

Set 5: Hot Big Bang and Origin of Species

Set 6: Inflation

Set 7: CMB and Large Scale Structure

Set 8: Nonlinear Structure

## Supplemental Material

Provided for background knowledge and/or advanced students (you are not responsible for this material)
Set 1: Statistical Mechanics

Set 2: Inflationary Perturbations