14. The Big Bang

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    Ch. 13THE BIG BANG (p. 270)
    Ch. 13-1The expansion rate of the universe enables us to estimate the age of the universe and explain the cosmological redshift
    Ch. 13-2The universe probably originated in an explosion - the Big Bang
    Ch. 13-3A period of vigorous inflation followed the Big Bang
    Ch. 13A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CREATION OF MATTER (p. 274)
    Ch. 13-4All physical forces in nature were initially unified
    Ch. 13-5During the first second, most of the matter and antimatter in the universe annihilated each other
    Ch. 13-6With the formation of neutral atoms, matter came to dominate the universe
    Ch. 13-7Galaxies formed from huge clouds of primordial gas
    Ch. 13-8Star formation may determine a galaxy's initial structure
    Ch. 13-9We are not at the center of the universe
    Ch. 13THE FATE OF THE UNIVERSE (p. 280)
    Ch. 13-10The average density of matter in the universe is one factor that determines the future of the universe
    Ch. 13-11The expansion of the universe is related to the cosmological redshift
    Ch. 13-12The average density of matter also affects the shape of the universe
    Ch. 13-13Inflation accounts for the apparent flatness of the universe

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Homework 14: Helium Synthesis, due 12/04.

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