Fitting Cosmological Data Hz Model Documents

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Fitting Cosmological Data Hz Model 

written by Jacob Moldenhauer, Keenan Stone, and Larry Engelhardt

The 1998 discovery of the cosmic acceleration with supernovae was recently awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics.  Direct and indirect measurements of the Hubble Parameter, H(z), support this accelerated expansion of the universe (cosmic acceleration). The simulation allows users to compare and fit theoretical models of cosmology with recent Hubble Parameter data sets to confirm the accelerated expansion of the universe. This modeling allows the user to vary cosmological parameters within a particular class of dark energy cosmological models to fit a particular cosmological data set.  The user can plot several theoretical curves with the data to compare different models.  The values of these parameters, for a particular model, determine the physical description and evolution of the universe.

The EJS Fitting Cosmological Data Hz Model was created using Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_FittingCosmologicalDataHz.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  You can modify this simulation if you have EJS by right-clicking within the plot and selecting Open Ejs Model from the pop-up menu item.

Published September 7, 2012
Last Modified August 19, 2013

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Source Code Documents

Fitting Cosmological Data Hz Source Code 

The source code zip archive contains an EJS-XML representation of the Fitting Cosmological Data Hz Model.   Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS.

Last Modified November 18, 2012

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