Cheap Astronomy - Fantastic Physics Formulas #04

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Read by Duranee and Barry Haworth, written by Steve Nerlich, technical advice from Stephen D'Souza.

Transforming Stephen Hawking.

The Fourier transform. So today, we’re not going to start by reading out a formula, because the Fourier transform uses calculus – and really calculus is applied geometry, where you’re either deriving the gradient of a curve or you’re integrating the area underneath that curve.

The Hawking radiation formula. We generally think of black holes as bottomless gravity wells that suck things down, never to be seen again, But, Professor Stephen Hawking has argued that there should be a certain radiative loss from any black hole and he went on to develop a formula that expressed that radiative loss

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