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An introduction to modern astronomy's most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies and Their Environments; The History of The Universe....
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English

Sous-titres : English
Globe

Cours en ligne à 100 %

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez aux horaires qui vous conviennent.
Calendar

Dates limites flexibles

Réinitialisez les dates limites selon votre disponibilité.
Clock

Recommandé : 3-4 hours/week

Approx. 21 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

1

Section
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4 heures pour terminer

Are we alone in the Universe?

Planets and Life in The Universe - Exoplanets searches, exoplanet census, astrobiology ...
Reading
20 vidéos (Total 132 min), 8 lectures, 1 quiz
Video20 vidéos
Scientific Notation4 min
Our Place in the Cosmos6 min
Comparative Planetology5 min
Terrestrial Planets10 min
Giant Planets9 min
Gas Vs Ice Giants5 min
Construction Debris9 min
Exoplanets7 min
Understanding Ellipses2 min
Radial Velocities and the Doppler Shift4 min
Transiting Planets3 min
The Habitable Zone7 min
What Exoplanets Have Taught Us8 min
Condensation Theory6 min
Planet Formation5 min
Basic Chemistry2 min
DNA and RNA6 min
Appearance of Life9 min
Are We Alone?9 min
Reading8 lectures
General Overview10 min
Grading and Logistics10 min
Syllabus10 min
About the Professor10 min
About the Teaching Assistant10 min
Optional Readings10 min
Exercises and Activities10 min
Lecture Notes10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 1 Quiz50 min

2

Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

How do Stars Evolve and Die?

The Life of Stars - Star formation, fusion and stellar middle age, black holes and stellar death- ...
Reading
19 vidéos (Total 127 min), 1 quiz
Video19 vidéos
Nuclear Fusion10 min
The Nature of Light8 min
Quantum Physics8 min
Measuring Stars10 min
Forming a Protostar6 min
Brown Dwarfs And Very Low Mass Stars7 min
The Structure of a G2 Main Sequence Star5 min
Solar Magnetic Features8 min
Red Giants and Planetary Nebulae8 min
White Dwarfs3 min
Supernovas and Neutron Stars6 min
Frames of Reference2 min
Special Relativity7 min
General Relativity5 min
Escape Velocity2 min
Black Holes6 min
Journey into a Black Hole7 min
Answering the Question3 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 2 Quiz50 min

3

Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

What Exists Outside our Galaxy?

Galaxies and Their Environments - Galaxy types, Active Galactic Nuclei, Clusters of Clusters of Galaxies...
Reading
17 vidéos (Total 89 min), 1 quiz
Video17 vidéos
Interstellar Medium7 min
Galactic Distances2 min
Climbing the Cosmic Distance Ladder4 min
Type Ia Supernovae3 min
Metallicity3 min
The Milky Way5 min
The Galactic Disk5 min
The Stellar Halo and the Bulgy Bar6 min
The Galactic Center6 min
Galactic Zoology6 min
Introduction to Dark Matter3 min
Types of Active Galactic Nuclei4 min
Unified Model for AGN6 min
Galaxy Groups and Clusters6 min
Superclusters6 min
Answering the Question4 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 3 Quiz50 min

4

Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

What is the Fate of the Universe?

The History of The Universe - Why the Big Bang? A History of Time, What Happened Before the Big Bang...
Reading
15 vidéos (Total 86 min), 1 quiz
Video15 vidéos
Hubble’s Law and the Big Bang6 min
Space-Time and Quantum Fields5 min
The Standard Model of Particle Physics9 min
Dark Matter4 min
In the Beginning4 min
Phase Transitions in the Early Universe4 min
BBN and Recombination7 min
Observational Evidence5 min
The Beginning of Large Scale Structure6 min
The Era of Quasars5 min
Dark Energy and Cosmic Destiny6 min
The Multiverse5 min
Recap-History of the Cosmos4 min
Answering the Question6 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 4 Quiz50 min
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par GBAug 1st 2017

Excellent course. Very clear lectures that cover a lot of ground in not a lot of time. Fantastic overview of most of what we know about astronomy and how we know it. Best class I've taken on Coursera.

par AMApr 12th 2018

The is the first time I have rated a course with 5 stars, but this one is worth it. I audited and did not take the exams, but I thoroughly enjoyed the lectures and I learned a lot.

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Physics and Astronomy

À propos de University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by its Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery....

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