2 hrs per week for 4th Quarter (Open to lay students)
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.
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.
Assignment or 1 ½ hour written examination
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.
2 hrs per week for 4th Qtr (Open to lay students)
Fr Stanley Antoni
Jalan Cengai, Tanjung Tokong
11200 Tanjung Bungah
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone +604 890 2002
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