# MIT 8.286 The Early Universe, Fall 2013

#### The Early Universe provides an introduction to modern cosmology. The first half deals with the development of the big-bang theory from 1915 to 1980, and latter half with recent impact of particle theory. Created by MIT OpenCourseWare .

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1: Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse? Part I

2: Inflationary Cosmology: Is Our Universe Part of a Multiverse, Part II

3: The Doppler Effect and Special Relativity

4: The Kinematics of the Homogeneous Expanding Universe

5: Cosmological Redshift and the Dynamics of Homogeneous Expansion, Part I

6: The Dynamics of Homogeneous Expansion, Part II

7: The Dynamics of Homogeneous Expansion, Part III

8: The Dynamics of Homogeneous Expansion, Part IV

9: The Dynamics of Homogeneous Expansion, Part V

10: Introduction to Non-Euclidean Spaces

11: Non-Euclidean Spaces: Closed Universes

12: Non-Euclidean Spaces: Open Universes and the Spacetime Metric

13: Non-Euclidean Spaces: Spacetime Metric and Geodesic Equation

14: The Geodesic Equation

15: Black-Body Radiation and the Early History of the Universe, Part I

16: Black-Body Radiation and the Early History of the Universe, Part II

17: Black-Body Radiation and the Early History of the Universe, Part III

18: Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum and the Cosmological Constant, Part I

19: The Cosmological Constant, Part II

20: Supernovae Ia and Vacuum Energy Density

21: Problems of the Conventional (Non-inflationary) Hot Big Bang Model

22: The Higgs Field and the Cosmological Magnetic Monopole Problem

23: Inflation