The Early Universe OpenCourseWare: A Free Bachelor Level Astronomy Course by MIT

Published Apr 14, 2009

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'The Early Universe,' a free OpenCourseWare offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), provides a foundation in cosmology. The original course was an elective option in MIT's Bachelor of Science in Physics program.

The Early Universe: Course Specifics

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The Early Universe: Course Description

Learn about various aspects of cosmology from the progression of the big-bang theory to the recent influence of particle theory in the OpenCourseWare, 'The Early Universe,' presented by MIT. Professor Alan Guth taught the original course. Course topics include, but are not limited to, the Doppler effect, Newtonian cosmology kinematics, particle physics standard model and model of inflationary universe. The original course was an elective option in the Bachelor of Science in Physics program at MIT.

This free OpenCourseWare includes class assignments, sectional quizzes, a reading list, sectional study guides and a summary of the online class discussion group. To view these course study materials, visit the astronomy course page.

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