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The Early Universe

By Alan Guth

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The Early Universe provides an introduction to modern cosmology. The first part of the course deals with the classical cosmology, and later part with modern particle physics and its recent impact on cosmology. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at More courses at

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inflationary cosmology

Very interesting, Dr. Guth. I viewed the first lecture. Looking forward to viewing the rest.


If you’re like me you read “the inflationary universe” but that was published in the late nineties. Incredible free lectures by the man himself


I began watching this class with the expectation that I would be quickly lost. Instead I found Dr. Guth to be an excellent instructor who develops the topic in a way that, even being many years removed from my college math, I was able to follow. Some of the areas can be a bit dry but, hey, this is science not entertainment. If you want to skip all the development of equations which can be a bit mechanical, he does a quick 10 min. review of the previous class at the beginning of each lecture.

The Early Universe
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  • Category: Science
  • Language: English

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