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Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

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Peer into one of the great mysteries of modern physics-the force of gravity-in this brilliant and insightful course taught by an award-winning professor of physics.


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  • 01: The Strangest Force
  • 02: Free Fall and Inertia
  • 03: Revolution in the Heavens
  • 04: Universal Gravitation
  • 05: The Art of Experiment
  • 06: Escape Velocity, Energy, and Rotation
  • 07: Stars in Their Courses-Orbital Mechanics
  • 08: What Are Tides? Earth and Beyond
  • 09: Nudge-Perturbations of Orbits
  • 10: Resonance-Surprises in the Intricate Dance
  • 11: The Million-Body Problem
  • 12: The Billion-Year Battle
  • 13: From Forces to Fields
  • 14: The Falling Laboratory
  • 15: Spacetime in Zero Gravity
  • 16: Spacetime Tells Matter How to Move
  • 17: Matter Tells Spacetime How to Curve
  • 18: Light in Curved Spacetime
  • 19: Gravitomagnetism and Gravitational Waves
  • 20: Gravity's Horizon-Anatomy of a Black Hole
  • 21: Which Universe Is Ours?
  • 22: Cosmic Antigravity-Inflation and Dark Energy
  • 23: The Force of Creation
  • 24: The Next Revolution

Taught by

Benjamin Schumacher


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