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Understanding the universe. Part 8, discs 15-16 : an introduction to astronomy.

Filippenko, Alexei V. (Added Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).
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Great courses (DVD).

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  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: 2nd ed.
  • Publisher: Springfield, VA : Teaching Co., 2007.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Part 8 of 8, lectures 85-96. Disc 15, 85. Ripples in the Cosmic background radiation -- 86. The stuff of the Cosmos -- 87. Dark energy, quantum fluctuations? -- 88. Dark energy, Quintessence? -- 89. Grand unification & theories of everything -- 90. Searching of hidden dimensions -- Disc 16. 91. The shape, size, and fate of the Universe -- 92. In the beginning -- 93. The inflationary universe -- 94. The ultimate free lunch? 95. A universe of universes -- 96. Reflections on life and the Cosmos.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lectures delivered by Alex Filippenko.
Summary, etc.:
Lectures designed to provide a non-technical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole. The new discoveries reported in the 2003 course are integrated and recent findings (through mid-2006) are included.
System Details Note:
Subject: Digital recordings.
Solar system.
Genre: Instructional films.

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