All problems are from the text,
(7th edition) by
Freedman & Kaufmann.
* Extra credit:
*** The Anthropic Principle is sometimes invoked to justify the particular value of the cosmological constant. Do enough research to learn about this issue, and offer a brief critique. Does this anthropic reasoning make sense to you? [There is no "right" answer, just a lot to think about!]
Be sure to show your work. A simple "Yes" does not constitute a complete answer. You must write in complete sentences and show all mathematical computations to receive full credit. Your homework must be legible for us to grade it - please be neat!