Lecture Notes for

Big Bang and Black Holes

ASTR/PHYS 109, Spring 2016
Last Updated on 02/14/17


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Lecture Topic

Lecture 1 (PDF) (posted 01/18/17 )

Introduction (Chapter 1)

Lecture 2 (PDF) (posted 01/23/17 )

Going Big (Chapter 2)

Lecture 3 (PDF) (posted 01/25/17 )

Going Big

Lecture 4 (PDF) (posted 01/30/17 )

Going Small (Chapter 3)

Lecture 5 (PDF) (posted 02/01/17 )

Evidence and the Scientific Method (Chapter 4)

Lecture 6 (PDF) (posted 02/06/17 )

Light and Doppler Shifts (Chapter 5)

Lecture 7 (PDF) (posted 02/09/17 )

Light and Doppler Shifts (Chapter 5)

Lecture 8 (PDF) (posted 02/13/17 )

Gravity, General Relativity and Dark Matter (Chapter 6)

Lecture 9 (PDF) (posted 02/15/17 )

Gravity, General Relativity and Dark Matter (Chapter 6)

Lecture 10 (PDF) (posted 02/20/17 )

Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics (Chapter 7)

Lecture 11 (PDF) (posted 02/22/17 )

Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics (Chapter 7)

Lecture 12 (PDF) (posted 02/28/17 )

Nuclear Physics and Chemistry (Chapter 8)

Lecture 13 (PDF) (posted 03/01/17 )

Nuclear Physics and Chemistry

Lecture 14 (PDF) (posted 03/06/17 )

Temperature and Thermal Equilibrium (Chapter 9)

Lecture 15 (PDF) (posted 03/08/17 )

The Exploding Universe (Chapter 10)

Lecture 16 (PDF) (posted 03/20/17 )

Expanding Space-Time (Chapter 11)

Lecture 17 (PDF) (posted 03/22/17 )

Photons and Hydrogen in the Universe (Chapter 12)

Lecture 18 (PDF) (posted 03/27/17 )

Photons and Hydrogen in the Universe (Chapter 12)

Lecture 19 (PDF) (posted 04/03/17 )

The Early Universe (Chapter 13)

Lecture 20 (PDF) (posted 04/05/17 )

After the First Three Minutes (Chapter 14)

Lecture 21 (PDF) (posted 04/10/17 )

Galaxies (Chapter 15)

Lecture 22 (PDF) (posted 04/12/17 )

Galaxies (Chapter 15)

Lecture 23 (PDF) (posted 04/17/17 )

Stars (Chapter 16)

Lecture 24 (PDF) (posted 04/19/17 )

Black Holes (Chapter 17)

Lecture 25 (PDF) (posted 04/24/17 )

Black Holes (Chapter 17)

Lecture 26 (PDF) (posted 04/26/17 )

Possible Fates of the Universe, Dark Matter and Dark Energy (Chapter 18)

Lecture 27 (PDF) (posted 05/01/17 )

Particle Physics, Dark Matter and the Very Early Universe (Chapter 19)

Lecture 28 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive] )

Inflation and the Earliest Moments in Time (Chapter 20)

 

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