"Lec 11 - Special and General Relativity (cont.)" Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) The lecture begins with a comprehensive overview of the historical conditions under which Einstein developed his theories. Of particular impact were the urgent need at the turn of the 19th century to synchronize clocks around the world; Einstein's position at a patent office; and a series of experiments that he himself carried out. In 1905 Einstein published three papers that are still considered the greatest papers in the field of physics. The lecture then moves to General Relativity and how it encompasses Newton's laws of gravity. A visual demonstration shows how space-time undergoes curvature when mass is introduced. Class ends with a question-and-answer period on a variety of topics in Special Relativity. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Lessons from Einstein's Discovery of Relativity 13:27 - Chapter 2. General Relativity as a Theory on Gravity 21:30 - Chapter 3. Space-Time Curvature 25:45 - Chapter 4. Q&A on Special Relativity Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2007.
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Lec 1- Introduction to Frontiers Controversies in Astrophysics
Lec 3 - Our Solar System and the Pluto Problem
Lec 4 - Discovering Exoplanets: Hot Jupiters
Lec 6 - Microlensing, Astrometry and Other Methods
Lec 7 - Direct Imaging of Exoplanets
Lec 8 - Introduction to Black Holes
Lec 9 - Special and General Relativity
Lec 12 - Stellar Mass Black Holes
Lec 13 - Stellar Mass Black Holes (cont.)
Lec 15 - Supermassive Black Holes
Lec 16 - Hubble's Law and the Big Bang
Lec 17 - Hubble's Law and the Big Bang (cont.)
Lec 18- Hubble's Law and the Big Bang (cont.)
Lec 19 - Omega and the End of the Universe
Lec 21 - Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe and the Big Rip
Lec 23 - Other Constraints: The Cosmic Microwave Background