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Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime
Understanding Gravity

2013

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...

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Benjamin Schumacher Ph.D., Professor at University of New Mexico

In This Series

The Strangest Force
Episode 1
The Strangest Force
Free Fall and Inertia
Episode 2
Free Fall and Inertia
Revolution in the Heavens
Episode 3
Revolution in the Heavens
Universal Gravitation
Episode 4
Universal Gravitation
The Art of Experiment
Episode 5
The Art of Experiment
Escape Velocity, Energy, and Rotation
Episode 6
Escape Velocity, Energy, and Rotation
Stars in Their Courses—Orbital Mechanics
Episode 7
Stars in Their Courses—Orbital Mechanics
What Are Tides? Earth and Beyond
Episode 8
What Are Tides? Earth and Beyond
Nudge—Perturbations of Orbits
Episode 9
Nudge—Perturbations of Orbits
Resonance—Surprises in the Intricate Dance
Episode 10
Resonance—Surprises in the Intricate Dance
The Million-Body Problem
Episode 11
The Million-Body Problem
The Billion-Year Battle
Episode 12
The Billion-Year Battle
From Forces to Fields
Episode 13
From Forces to Fields
The Falling Laboratory
Episode 14
The Falling Laboratory
Spacetime in Zero Gravity
Episode 15
Spacetime in Zero Gravity
Spacetime Tells Matter How to Move
Episode 16
Spacetime Tells Matter How to Move
Matter Tells Spacetime How to Curve
Episode 17
Matter Tells Spacetime How to Curve
Light in Curved Spacetime
Episode 18
Light in Curved Spacetime
Gravitomagnetism and Gravitational Waves
Episode 19
Gravitomagnetism and Gravitational Waves
Gravity’s Horizon—Anatomy of a Black Hole
Episode 20
Gravity’s Horizon—Anatomy of a Black Hole
Which Universe Is Ours?
Episode 21
Which Universe Is Ours?
Cosmic Antigravity—Inflation and Dark Energy
Episode 22
Cosmic Antigravity—Inflation and Dark Energy
The Force of Creation
Episode 23
The Force of Creation
The Next Revolution
Episode 24
The Next Revolution