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 9

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Lecture 9 - Special and General Relativity
The discussion of black holes continues with an introduction of the concept of event horizon. A number of problems are worked out to familiarize students with mathematics related to black hole event horizons. In a longer question and answer session, Professor Bailyn discusses the more mystifying aspects of the nature of black holes and the possibility of time travel. Finally, the issues of reconciling Newton's laws of motion with Special Relativity, and Newton's law of gravity with General Relativity, are addressed.
Prof. Charles Bailyn
ASTR 160 - Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics, Spring 2007 (Yale University: Open Yale) http://oyc.yale.edu Date accessed: 2009-05-12 License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA |

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