"Lec 12 - Stellar Mass Black Holes" Frontiers/Controversies in Astrophysics (ASTR 160) One last key concept in Special Relativity is introduced before discussion turns again to black celestial bodies (black holes in particular) that manifest the relativistic effects students have learned about in the previous lectures. The new concept deals with describing events in a coordinate system of space and time. A mathematical explanation is given for how space and time reverse inside the Schwarzschild radius through sign changes in the metric. Evidence for General Relativity is offered from astronomical objects. The predicted presence and subsequent discovery of Neptune as proof of General Relativity are discussed, and stellar mass black holes are introduced. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Invariance in Special Relativity 10:10 - Chapter 2. Invariant Intervals and the Schwarzschild Metric 21:01 - Chapter 3. Schwarzschild Sign Changes and Space-Time Reversals 36:27 - Chapter 4. Evidence for General Relativity in Astronomy 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 11 - Special and General Relativity (cont.)
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