Study Plan

Learning Goals

By the conclusion of this chapter, you should be able to:
  1. Explain how the history, shape, and fate of the universe are affected by gravity from its mass.
  2. Connect the accelerating expansion of the universe to dark energy.
  3. Describe the reasoning that leads astronomers to hypothesize an early period of rapid expansion known as inflation.
  4. List the fundamental forces of nature and discuss when they became distinct.
  5. Explain the ideas about multiverses.

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