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Cosmology [videorecording] : the history and nature of our universe / Mark Whittle.

Whittle, Mark. (Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 4 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD 523.1 HIS (Text) Complete Set 33892100140418 Adult DVDs DVD None 07/25/2017 In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1598034936
  • ISBN: 9781598034936
  • Physical Description: 6 videodiscs (18 hrs.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book (vi, 286 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.)
  • Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Course no. 1830.
Accompanying book is the course guidebook for this lecture series. It contains a summary of each lecture plus bibliographical references.
Thirty-six lectures of 30 minutes each.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. The journey ahead -- Denizens of the universe -- Overall cosmic properties -- The stuff of the universe -- The sweep of cosmic history -- Measuring distances. Disc 2. Expansion and age -- Distances, appearances, and horizons -- Dark matter and dark energy: 96%! -- Cosmic geometry: triangles in the sky -- Cosmic expansion: keeping track of energy -- Cosmic acceleration: falling outward. Disc 3. The cosmic microwave background -- Conditions during the first million years -- Primordial sound: big bang acoustics -- Using sound as cosmic diagnostic -- Primordial roughness: seeding structure -- The dark age: from sound to the first stars. Disc 4. Infant galaxies -- From child to maturity: galaxy evolution -- Giant black holes: construction and carnage -- The galaxy web: a relic of primordial sound -- Atom factories: stellar interiors -- Understanding element abundances. Disc 5. Light elements: made in the big bang -- Putting it together: the concordance model -- Physics at ultrahigh temperatures -- Back to a microsecond: the particle cascade -- Back to the GUT: matter and forces emerge -- Puzzling problems remain. Disc 6. Inflation provides the solution -- The quantum origin of all structure -- Inflation's stunning creativity -- Fine tuning and anthropic arguments -- What's next for cosmology? -- A comprehensible universe?
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Mark Whittle, professor of astronomy, University of Virginia.
System Details Note:
Subject: Cosmology.
Genre: Educational films.

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