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Schools / M.I.T. / 8.224 Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity and Astrophysics ( Add One )

This course overviews the physical effects of black holes on surrounding space, and uses this as a basis for understanding other concepts, from astrophysics to general relativity. This course is given by Prof. Edmund Bertschinger and Prof. Edwin F. Taylor.
Lecture 1: 	Introduction to Black Holes and Astrophysics
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This introductory lecture provides an overview of the course and introduces students to the general principals behind the structure of the universe and spacetime.
Lecture 2: The Universe - Questions You Were Afraid to Ask
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This free lecture takes on a frequently-asked-questions type approach to introduce concepts as varied as the proliferation of black holes in the cosmos to the whereabouts of the center of the universe.
Lecture 3: Einstein's Field Equations
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In this lecture Edmund Bertschinger tackles Einstein's Field Equations, revealing the history of our understanding of curved spacetime and the mathematical and physical implications of this discovery.
Lecture 4: X-Ray Binaries and the Search for Black Holes
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In this MIT lecture, Jeffrey McClintock unveils stellar mass black holes. He extensively covers phenomenon such as schwarzschind black holes, the pulsing revolutions of X-ray binaries, and the general importance of black holes to physics.
Lecture 5: The Universe and Three Examples
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Alan Guth discusses the overall history and structure of the Universe, covering topics from big bang scenarios to the background radiation of the cosmos.
Lecture 6: Cosmic Structure Formation, From Inflation to Galaxies
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This lecture provides an indepth examination of the formation of the universe. It is quite extensive in its coverage of the expansion of the cosmos and the illusive dark matter and dark energy.