01/24 Understanding Gravity: (Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime): Episode 01:The Strangest Force from Carl Sagan on Vimeo.

**01/24 Understanding Gravity: (Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime): Episode 01: The Strangest Force**

24 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture, taught by Prof. Benjamin Schumacher, Kenyon College Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Course Lecture Titles

**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

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