- Code MATH1042
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Mathematics
- Areas of interest Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics, Science, Science Communication
A course for science or non-science students jointly offered by Mathematics and Philosophy that aims to provide a conceptual understanding of some of the many faces of the large-scale universe. We will discuss general issues relating to the nature of philosophy and science, space and time, and the universe as a whole.
Note: This is an HPO. Students who take this option will complete extra work of a more theoretical nature. Some of the assignment and exam questions will be replaced by questions requiring deeper conceptual understanding.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding in outline of the history of cosmology, and of contemporary cosmology;
- demonstrate a conceptual understanding of relativity theory;
- appreciate that many of the theories underlying modern cosmology are contentious;
- understand what would be involved in further study in philosophy of science, and in cosmology; and
- make a habit of an educated questioning of scientific orthodoxy.
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 4,5]
- Essay, 600 words (15) [LO 1]
- Essay, 1,000 words (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Exam, 2 hours, during the examination period (50) [LO 1,2,3]
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Two lectures per week and regular workshops.
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