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Black holes, tides, and curved spacetime: understanding gravity.

Schumacher, Benjamin. (Added Author).
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Great courses (DVD).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses : 2013.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 2 Free Fall and Inertia Episode 3 Revolution in the Heavens Episode 5 Art of Experiment Episode 6 Escape Velocity, Energy, and Rotation Episode 7 Stars in Their Courses-Orbital Mechanics Episode 8 What Are Tides? Earth and Beyond Episode 9 Nudge-Perturbations of Orbits Episode 10 Resonance-Surprises in the Intricate Dance Episode 17 Matter Tells Spacetime How to Curve Episode 21 Which Universe Is Ours? Episode 22 Cosmic Antigravity-Inflation and Dark Energy Episode 24 Next Revolution Episode 4 Universal Gravitation Episode 11 Million-Body Problem Episode 12 Billion-Year Battle Episode 13 From Forces to Fields Episode 14 Falling Laboratory Episode 19 Gravitomagnetism and Gravitational Waves Episode 20 Gravity's Horizon-Anatomy of a Black Hole Episode 1 Strangest Force Episode 15 Spacetime in Zero Gravity Episode 16 Spacetime Tells Matter How to Move Episode 18 Light in Curved Spacetime Episode 23 Force of Creation.
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Participant or Performer Note:
Benjamin Schumacher, Kenyon College
Summary, etc.:
Gravity rules the universe. Without it, everything would dissolve into a gas of randomly interacting atoms. Yet gravity is one of the least understood forces in nature. Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime introduces you to key ideas in gravity research over the past 400 years. It's an awe-inspiring journey led by a prominent theoretical physicist.
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Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Gravity.
General relativity (Physics)
Black holes (Astronomy)

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