This download is a PowerPoint and lesson plan explaining the phenomena of supernova and black-holes including their formation and a worked example of the Schwarzschild radius
This is lesson 9 / 12 from my Astrophysics / Cosmology course, all available individually or as a bundle at a reduced price.
Defining properties: rapid increase in absolute magnitude of supernovae; composition and density of neutron stars; escape velocity > c for black holes.
Gamma ray bursts due to the collapse of supergiant stars to form neutron stars or black holes.
Comparison of energy output with total energy output of the Sun.
Use of type 1a supernovae as standard candles to determine distances. Controversy concerning accelerating Universe and dark energy.
Students should be familiar with the light curve of typical type 1a supernovae.
Supermassive black holes at the centre of galaxies.
Calculation of the radius of the event horizon for a black hole, Schwarzschild radius