Testing Friedmann model universes

Brief description

A numerical study of the homogeneous, isotropic (i.e., Friedmann) model universes which are free of any pressure (i.e., are matter dominated) is to be made for different values of the defining cosmological parameters. The characteristics that might be investigated are the behaviour of the scale factor and Hubble parameter with epoch and the variation of angular diameter and luminosity distance with redshift. These model predictions can be compared with recent observations of distant supernovae to determine cosmological parameters.