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12

The Billion-Year Battle

Lecture no. 12 from the course: Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

The Billion-Year Battle

Taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Explore the physics of stars, which are balls of gas in a billion-year battle between the inward pull of gravity and the outward pressure produced by nuclear fusion. Follow this story to its ultimate finish—the triumph of gravity in massive stars that end their lives as black holes.

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w********m
August 16, 2016
Professor Shumacher is an excellent choice for this course. He knows his stuff and presents it in a manner that anyone with at least some knowledge of high school science and and basic algebra can understand.

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