Cosmology

2 hrs per week for 4th Quarter (Open to lay students)

Aim of the Course

At the end of the section on general metaphysics, the students will be introduced to cosmology as a subsection of metaphysics which aims to understand the cosmos and nature and even man from this metaphysical perspective and its relationship to theology.

Course Content

The Recent Universe; The Radiation Dominated Era 10; The Evolution of the Density Perturbation; The Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy; The CDM and MDM Models of Structure Formation; Inflation 40.

Assessment

Assignment or 1 ½ hour written examination

Essential Reading

Lecture notes from various authors will be provided prior to class commencement.

DOUGHERTY, Kenneth F. Cosmology: An Introduction to the Thomistic Philosophy of Nature. New York: Graymoor Press, 1965.

HAWKINS, Stephen, The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Bantam Books, London, 1988.

The Universe in a Nutshell, Bantam Press, London, 2001.

SPROUL, R. C. Not a Chance: The Myth of Change in Modern Science and Cosmology. Baker Book: Grand Rapids, MI, 1995.

SWIMME, Brian. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story. Orbis Book: Maryknoll, New York, 1996.

Lecture Hours

2 hrs per week for 4th Qtr (Open to lay students)

Lecturer

Fr Stanley Antoni


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