8.286 The Early Universe, Spring 2004
The Early Universe
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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.
special relativity, Doppler effect, Newtonian cosmological models, non-Euclidean spaces, thermal radiation, early history of the universe, big-bang theory, big-bang nucleosynthesis, grand unified theories, particle theory, baryogenesis, inflationary, evolution of galactic structure, inflationary universe model