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About the Course

What is a black hole? Do they really exist? How do they form? How are they related to stars? What would happen if you fell into one? How do you see a black hole if they emit no light? What’s the difference between a black hole and a really dark star? Could a particle accelerator create a black hole? Can a black hole also be a worm hole or a time machine? In Astro 101: Black Holes, you will explore the concepts behind black holes. Using the theme of black holes, you will learn the basic ideas of astronomy, relativity, and quantum physics. After completing this course, you will be able to: • Describe the essential properties of black holes. • Explain recent black hole research using plain language and appropriate analogies. • Compare black holes in popular culture to modern physics to distinguish science fact from science fiction. • Describe the application of fundamental physical concepts including gravity, special and general relativity, and quantum mechanics to reported scientific observations. • Recognize different types of stars and distinguish which stars can potentially become black holes. • Differentiate types of black holes and classify each type as observed or theoretical. • Characterize formation theories associated with each type of black hole. • Identify different ways of detecting black holes, and appropriate technologies associated with each detection method. • Summarize the puzzles facing black hole researchers in modern science....

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SK
Jul 30, 2020

i love this course, everything from knowledge to the visual and scientific data, this course amazed me.\n\ni thanking to all the person in this course to sharing this knowledge in such an amazing way

DB
Jul 26, 2020

It is an Excellent course , with no math assignments, if you want to learn Black holes Definitely, this is the course for you , i am looking for another course from same team. Excellent Team Effort.

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By Jannatul M

Oct 1, 2019

Just awesome I've learned many things

By Viduranga L

Oct 28, 2020

A great course. Thank you very much!

By Srinivasan T

Jul 9, 2020

Excellent course and worth learning

By Veronica H

Apr 26, 2019

Really interesting and informative!

By Sehajdeep S B

Apr 19, 2020

Brilliantly explained . Loved it!!

By Ian T

Feb 1, 2019

very good high level introduction

By Thiago d S V

Jan 27, 2019

very best course that I have seen

By Najma E

Aug 12, 2020

Best experience. A great work 👍

By Xiaocan L

Sep 13, 2019

A good introduction course.

By Kevin A

Aug 22, 2019

Nice informative course

By Winston A W

Aug 31, 2020

Excellent, thank you.

By Vivek A

Jan 11, 2020

BEAUTIFULLY EXPLAINED

By Syed W R

Sep 5, 2020

amazing course!!

By Armughan A

Oct 1, 2019

Very Informative

By Deleted A

Jul 6, 2020

Amazing Course!

By Amit K P

Nov 14, 2020

its very good

By Thaslima s h

Nov 25, 2020

Amazing!!!!

By Nehal p

Jul 2, 2020

excellent .

By Abdulzhiger S

Jul 25, 2020

Good Job!

By SANTOSHBALAJI R

Jun 16, 2020

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Aug 6, 2019

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By Miranda H

Jan 5, 2019

Very interesting course. Between the colourful backgrounds of the speakers, simple imagery and the food analogies, they made astronomical theories and evidence much easier to understand for those who do not come from a physics background. Perhaps minor issues here and there with sound and when the speaker was not looking directly at the screen it could be a little off-putting, but other than that, it was an amazing course. I come from a biological sciences background (specifically health sciences) and I found this quite easy to understand. Tests were also fair as they were based on theories and confirmed evidence rather than equations, and weren't too difficult if you paid attention to the videos. Even if you didn't 100% understand a concept, the images presented to you stick quite well in your mind to the point you are able to answer the test questions easier. Coming out of this, I now have a greater understanding of some of the greatest physics concepts from Newton, Einstein, and so on. I have also expanded my knowledge of astronomy and the universe, as I have been studying it since I was a little girl, but was unfortunately able to pursue it due to my strong dislike for physics (you know, boring plain Earth physics). This helped me to continue on my passion for astronomy while also avoiding those icky physics courses. Thanks to the UofA and their group of astronomers for putting this together for anyone needing their astronomy fix.