Lecture Notes for

Big Bang and Black Holes

ASTR/PHYS 109, Spring 2016
Last Updated on 04/20/18


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Topic and PowerPoint Lecture Notes

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Videos

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

Introduction (Chapter 1)

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Lecture 2 (PDF) (posted 01/19/18)

Lecture 3 (PDF) (posted 01/22/18)

Lecture 4 (PDF) (posted 01/24/18)

Going Big (Chapter 2)

Lecture 5 (PDF) (posted 01/25/18)

Going Small (Chapter 3)

Lecture 6 (PDF) (posted 01/29/18)

Lecture 7 (PDF) (posted 01/31/18)

Evidence and the Scientific Method (Chapter 4)

Lecture 8 (PDF) (posted 02/02/18)

Lecture 9 (PDF) (posted 02/05/18)

Light and Doppler Shifts (Chapter 5)

Lecture 10 (PDF) (posted 02/07/18)

Lecture 11 (PDF) (posted 02/09/18)

Lecture 12 (PDF) (posted 02/12/18)

Gravity, General Relativity and Dark Matter (Chapter 6)

Lecture 13 (PDF) (posted 02/14/18)

Lecture 14 (PDF) (posted 02/16/18)

Lecture 15 (PDF) (posted 02/19/18)

Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics (Chapter 7)

Lecture 16 (PDF) (posted 02/21/18)

Lecture 17 (PDF) (posted 02/23/18)

Nuclear Physics and Chemistry (Chapter 8)

Lecture 18 (PDF) (posted 02/26/18)

Lecture 19 (PDF) (posted 02/28/18)

Temperature and Thermal Equilibrium (Chapter 9)

Lecture 20 (PDF) (posted 03/02/18)

Lecture 21 (PDF) (posted 03/05/18)

The Exploding Universe (Chapter 10)

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Lecture 21 (PDF) (posted 03/05/18)

Lecture 22 (PDF) (posted 03/07/18)

Expanding Space-Time (Chapter 11)

Lecture 22 (PDF) (posted 03/07/18)

Lecture 23 (PDF) (posted 03/09/18)

Lecture 24 (PDF) (posted 03/19/18)

Lecture 25 (PDF) (posted 03/21/18)

Photons and Hydrogen in the Universe (Chapter 12)

  • CMB (No longer used as of 2017A)

Lecture 25 (PDF) (posted 03/21/18)

Lecture 26 (PDF) (posted 03/23/18)

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

The Early Universe (Chapter 13)

Lecture 28 (PDF) (posted 03/28/18)

Lecture 29 (PDF) (posted 04/02/18)

After the First Three Minutes (Chapter 14)

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Lecture 30 (PDF) (posted 04/04/18)

Lecture 31 (PDF) (posted 04/06/18)

Lecture 32 (PDF) (posted 04/09/18)

Galaxies (Chapter 15)

Lecture 33 (PDF) (posted 04/11/18)

Lecture 34 (PDF) (posted 04/13/18)

Lecture 35 (PDF) (posted 04/16/18)

Stars (Chapter 16)

Lecture 36 (PDF) (posted 04/20/18)

Lecture 37 (PDF) (posted 04/23/18)

Black Holes (Chapter 17)

Lecture 38 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Lecture 39 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

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

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Lecture 40 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

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

Lecture 41 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Inflation and the Earliest Moments in Time (Chapter 20)

 

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