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8.224 Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity and Astrophysics

8.224 Exploring Black Holes: General Relativity and Astrophysics (Spring 2003, MIT OCW). Instructors: Prof. Edmund Bertschinger and Prof. Edwin Taylor. Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole as a basis for understanding general relativity, astrophysics, and elements of cosmology. Extension to current developments in theory and observation. Energy and momentum in flat spacetime; the metric; curvature of spacetime near rotating and nonrotating centers of attraction; trajectories and orbits of particles and light; elementary models of the Cosmos. (from ocw.mit.edu)

Lecture 01 - Introduction
Lecture 02 - The Universe: Questions You Were Afraid to Ask
Lecture 03 - Einstein's Field Equations
Lecture 04 - X-Ray Binaries and the Search for Black Holes
Lecture 05 - The Universe and Three Examples
Lecture 06 - Cosmic Structure Formation; From Inflation to Galaxies

References
8.224 Exploring Black Holes
Instructors: Prof. Edmund Bertschinger and Prof. Edwin Taylor. Selected Lecture Notes. Exams (no Solutions). Study of physical effects in the vicinity of a black hole.