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8.286 | Fall 2013 | Undergraduate
The Early Universe
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Lecture 1: Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse? Part I
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172 MB
Lecture 2: Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse? Part II
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170 MB
Lecture 3: The Doppler Effect and Special Relativity
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178 MB
Lecture 4: The Kinematics of the Homogeneous Expanding Universe
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174 MB
Lecture 5: Cosmological Redshift and the Dynamics of Homogeneous Expansion, Part I
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176 MB
Lecture 6: The Dynamics of Homogeneous Expansion, Part II
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161 MB
Lecture 7: The Dynamics of Homogeneous Expansion, Part III
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169 MB
Lecture 8: The Dynamics of Homogeneous Expansion, Part IV
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153 MB
Lecture 9: The Dynamics of Homogeneous Expansion, Part V
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162 MB
Lecture 10: Introduction to Non-Euclidean Spaces
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171 MB
Lecture 11: Non-Euclidean Spaces: Closed Universes
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166 MB
Lecture 12: Non-Euclidean Spaces: Open Universes and the Spacetime Metric
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169 MB
Lecture 13: Non-Euclidean Spaces: Spacetime Metric and Geodesic Equation
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170 MB
Lecture 14: The Geodesic Equation
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181 MB
Lecture 15: Black-Body Radiation and the Early History of the Universe, Part I
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172 MB
Lecture 16: Black-Body Radiation and the Early History of the Universe, Part II
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153 MB
Lecture 17: Black-Body Radiation and the Early History of the Universe, Part III
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170 MB
Lecture 18: Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum and the Cosmological Constant, Part I
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150 MB
Lecture 19: The Cosmological Constant, Part II
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173 MB
Lecture 20: Supernovae Ia and Vacuum Energy Density
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158 MB
Lecture 21: Problems of the Conventional (Non-inflationary) Hot Big Bang Model
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188 MB
Lecture 22: The Higgs Field and the Cosmological Magnetic Monopole Problem
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170 MB
Lecture 23: Inflation
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Instructor
Prof. Alan Guth
Departments
Physics
As Taught In
Fall 2013
Level
Undergraduate
Topics
Science
Physics
Astrophysics
Theoretical Physics
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theaters
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