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Introduction to black holes 1

Clip 1 from Yale University video lecture: Introduction to black holes presented by Professor Charles Bailyn. Date- 23 Dec 07 Source- http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6215434494081736769&hl=en 'Yale University Astronomy lecture by Professor Charles Bailyn. In introducing black holes, Professor Bailyn offers a definition, talks about how their existence is detected, and explains why (unlike in the case with exoplanets where Newtonian physics was applied) Einstein's Theory of Relativity is now required when studying black holes. The concepts of escape and circular velocity are introduced. A number of problems are worked out and students learn how to calculate an object's escape velocity. A historical overview is offered of our understanding and discovery of black holes in the context of stellar evolution.'
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