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The evolving Universe

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The evolving Universe

The Big Bang is said to be the origin of our Universe. This free course, The evolving Universe, will help you to comprehend what happened in the moments immediately after the Big Bang and during the initial cooling period. You will also gain an understanding of how this event turned in to the Universe we live in today.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • discuss the sequence of the events that are believed to have taken place in the history of the Universe, particularly the particle reactions that occurred in the first few minutes after the Big Bang, and the role of unified theories in explaining those events
  • manipulate large and small numbers in scientific notation, and calculate values for quantities when given appropriate numerical information.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 22/05/2019

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