The Early Universe

Figure of a hypothetical sphere in comoving coordinates.

A hypothetical sphere in comoving coordinates centered on a radiating object. (Figure by Prof. Alan Guth.)


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Spring 2004



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The Early Universe provides an introduction to modern cosmology. The first half deals with the development of the big-bang theory from 1915 to 1980, and latter half with recent impact of particle theory.

Guth, Alan. 8.286 The Early Universe, Spring 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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