8.286 | Fall 2013 | Undergraduate

The Early Universe

Video Lectures

Lecture 8: The Dynamics of Homogeneous Expansion, Part IV

Description: In this lecture, the professor continued to talk about the dynamics of homogeneous expansion; summarized mathematical model and equations, conventions, types of solutions and evolution of a flat universe.

Instructor: Alan Guth

Erratum: On slide 6 (at 17:25 minutes), the equation “a^(1/2) a da = const dt” should read “a^(1/2) da = const dt”

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Fall 2013
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