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Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity and Astrophysics (Spring 2003, MIT OCW).

Instructors: Prof. Edmund Bertschinger and Prof. Edwin Taylor. Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; trajectories and orbits of particles and light; elementary models of the Cosmos. (from ocw.mit.edu)

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  • Lecture 01 – Introduction Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – The Universe: Questions You Were Afraid to Ask Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Einstein’s Field Equations Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – X-Ray Binaries and the Search for Black Holes Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – The Universe and Three Examples Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Cosmic Structure Formation; From Inflation to Galaxies Unlimited

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