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

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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


About Mike

Hello, I am an atheist because of reason and personal experience. I am a father of THREE lovely living kids and two dead embryos, married to a lovely Christian Catholic devoted woman. Yes, black and white can coexist as long as there is respect and love, which is something abstracted from any belief or religion. I do not claim absolute truth and not 100% sure that a God does not exist somewhere out there. The scientific method is what I use to connect to reality. If there is something I don't understand, then it is because i don't understand, not because god exists. In case you haven't noticed, I am a native Arab, and English is my third language (yes there is second language). I like reading the Bible and the Quran and the critics of both of them. I also love watching documentaries especially astronomy, cosmology, Quantum Physics, and new discoveries in science in general, and Physics in particular.
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