Course

P474 Introduction to Cosmology

Course No: 
P474
Credit: 
8
Prerequisites: 
P457 (General Theory of Relativity & Cosmology)
Approval: 
UG-Elective
Syllabus: 

(42 Lectures + 14 Tutorial)1.     The cosmic history andinventory2.     A sketchofgeneralRelativity.3.     The expandingUniverse4.     Friedmann Equations and CosmologicalModels5.     The Standard cosmologicalmodel.6.     The inflationaryUniverse.7.     Primordial nucleosynthesis and the thermal history of theUniverse.8.     Perturbations in an expandingUniverse.9.     Ggrowth of perturbations10.Dark MatterHalos.11.Statistical description of gravitational clusteing      12.Special Topics:Fluctuations in the CMB, Lensing, Cluster Cosmology, The Lyman-alpha Forest, Re-ionization, Halo Model, Redshift Space Distortions.

Reference Books: 
  1. Introducing Einstein’s General Relativity by Ray D’inverno
  2. The Early Universe by E. W. Kolb andM.  S. Turner
  3. Introduction to Cosmology by BarbaraRyden
  4. Modern Cosmology by ScottDodelson
  5. Principles of Physical Cosmology by P. J. E. Peebles
  6. Large Scale Structure of the Universe by P. J. E.Peebles
  7. Structure Formation in the Universe by T.Padmanabhan
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