Lectures (Video)

- 1. Introduction
- 2. Planetary Orbits
- 3. Our Solar System and the Pluto Problem
- 4. Discovering Exoplanets: Hot Jupiters
- 5. Planetary Transits
- 6. Microlensing, Astrometry and Other Methods
- 7. Direct Imaging of Exoplanets
- 8. Introduction to Black Holes
- 9. Special and General Relativity
- 10. Tests of Relativity
- 11. Special and General Relativity (cont)
- 12. Stellar Mass Black Holes
- 13. Stellar Mass Black Holes (cont)
- 14. Pulsars
- 15. Supermassive Black Holes
- 16. Hubble's Law and the Big Bang
- 17. Hubble's Law and the Big Bang II
- 18. Hubble's Law and the Big Bang III
- 19. Omega and the End of the Universe
- 20. Dark Matter
- 21. Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe and the Big Rip
- 22. Supernovae
- 23. Other Constraints: The Cosmic Microwave Background
- 24. The Multiverse and Theories of Everything

## Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics - Lecture 2

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Lecture 2 - Planetary Orbits
Exoplanets are introduced and students learn how astronomers detect their presence as well as the challenges associated with it. Physics equations are explained as well as their importance in the context of the course. A number of problems are worked out to get students used to dealing with large numbers in calculating planetary masses, interplanetary distances, etc. (Lecture material: 3.94 MB pdf)
Prof. Charles Bailyn
ASTR 160 - Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics, Spring 2007 (Yale University: Open Yale) http://oyc.yale.edu Date accessed: 2009-05-10 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA |

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