Lecture Notes for

Big Bang and Black Holes

ASTR/PHYS 109, Fall 2018
Last Updated on 09/20/18


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A link to Last Semester's lectures (the lectures for this semester are expected to be similar, but not identical)


Lecture Notes in PDF
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Lecture 1 (PDF) (posted 08/28/18)

Introduction (Chapter 1)

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Lecture 2 (PDF) (posted 08/31/18)

Lecture 3 (PDF) (posted 09/04/18)

Going Big (Chapter 2)

Lecture 4 (PDF) (posted 09/07/18)

Going Small (Chapter 3)

Lecture 5 (PDF) (posted 09/11/18)

Evidence and the Scientific Method (Chapter 4)

Lecture 6 (PDF) (posted 09/14/18)

Lecture 7 (PDF) (posted 09/18/18)

Light and Doppler Shifts (Chapter 5)

Lecture 7 (PDF) (posted 09/18/18)

Lecture 8 (PDF) (posted 09/20/18)

Lecture 9 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Gravity, General Relativity and Dark Matter (Chapter 6)

Lecture 10 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Lecture 11 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Atomic Physics and Quantum Mechanics (Chapter 7)

Lecture 12 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Lecture 13 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Nuclear Physics and Chemistry (Chapter 8)

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Lecture 15 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Temperature and Thermal Equilibrium (Chapter 9)

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Lecture 17 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

The Exploding Universe (Chapter 10)

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Lecture 19 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Expanding Space-Time (Chapter 11)

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Lecture 21 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Photons and Hydrogen in the Universe (Chapter 12)

  • CMB (No longer used as of 2017A)

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Lecture 22 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

The Early Universe (Chapter 13)

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Lecture 24 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

After the First Three Minutes (Chapter 14)

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Lecture 25 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Galaxies (Chapter 15)

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Lecture 27 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Stars (Chapter 16)

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

Lecture 36 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

Lecture 37 (PDF) (posted[an error occurred while processing this directive])

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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