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The Resource Gravity from the ground up, Bernard Schutz

Gravity from the ground up, Bernard Schutz

Label
Gravity from the ground up
Title
Gravity from the ground up
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Schutz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book invites the reader to understand our Universe, not just marvel at it. From the clock-like motions of the planets to the catastrophic collapse of a star into a black hole, gravity controls the Universe. Gravity is central to modern physics: it helps to answer the deepest questions about the nature of time, the origin of the Universe and the unification of the forces of Nature. Weaving together key experiments and observations through careful physical reasoning, the author builds the reader's insight step-by-step from simple but profound facts about gravity on Earth to the frontiers of research. Topics covered include the nature of stars and galaxies, the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, black holes, gravitational waves, inflation and the Big Bang. These discussions lead to related subjects in physics, such as the nature of light and heat, quantum phenomena and nuclear physics, and to the questions that the coming theory of quantum gravity will address." "Suitable for general readers and for undergraduate courses, the treatment uses only high-school level mathematics, supplemented by optional computer programs, to achieve a remarkably deep understanding of the workings of the law of gravitational physics from Newton to Einstein."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schutz, Bernard F
Dewey number
531/.14
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC178
LC item number
.S36 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gravitation
  • Gravity
  • SCIENCE
  • Gravitation
  • Gravity
  • Gravitationstheorie
  • Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie
  • Gravitatie
  • Relativiteitstheorie
  • Gravidade
Label
Gravity from the ground up, Bernard Schutz
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Reaching for the stars: the emptiness of outer space
  • The colors of stars: why they are black (bodies)
  • Stars at work: factories for the Universe
  • Birth to death: the life cycle of the stars
  • Binary stars: tidal forces on a huge scale
  • Galaxies: atoms in the Universe
  • Physics near the speed of light: Einstein stands on Galileo's shoulders
  • Gravity on Earth: the inescapable force
  • And then came Newton: gravity takes center stage
  • Satellites: what goes up doesn't always come down
  • The Solar System: a triumph for Newtonian gravity
  • Tides and tidal forces: the real signature of gravity
  • Interplanetary travel: the cosmic roller-coaster
  • Atmospheres: keeping planets covered
  • Gravity in the Sun: keeping the heat on
  • Cosmology: the study of everything
  • Big Bang: the seed from which we grew
  • Einstein's Universe: the geometry of cosmology
  • Ask the Universe: cosmic questions at the frontiers of gravity
  • Appendix A.
  • Useful constants: values used in this book
  • Appendix B.
  • Background: what you need to know before you start
  • Relating to Einstein: logic and experiment in relativity
  • Spacetime geometry: finding out what is not relative
  • Einstein's gravity: the curvature of spacetime in the Solar System
  • Einstein's recipe: fashioning the geometry of gravity
  • Neutron stars: laboratories of strong gravity
  • Black holes: gravity's one-way street
  • Gravitational waves: gravity speaks
  • Gravitational lenses: bringing the Universe into focus
Control code
569538123
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 462 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511336966
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3b22f55c-b506-4458-8a4e-835fc52c5f60
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)569538123
Label
Gravity from the ground up, Bernard Schutz
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Reaching for the stars: the emptiness of outer space
  • The colors of stars: why they are black (bodies)
  • Stars at work: factories for the Universe
  • Birth to death: the life cycle of the stars
  • Binary stars: tidal forces on a huge scale
  • Galaxies: atoms in the Universe
  • Physics near the speed of light: Einstein stands on Galileo's shoulders
  • Gravity on Earth: the inescapable force
  • And then came Newton: gravity takes center stage
  • Satellites: what goes up doesn't always come down
  • The Solar System: a triumph for Newtonian gravity
  • Tides and tidal forces: the real signature of gravity
  • Interplanetary travel: the cosmic roller-coaster
  • Atmospheres: keeping planets covered
  • Gravity in the Sun: keeping the heat on
  • Cosmology: the study of everything
  • Big Bang: the seed from which we grew
  • Einstein's Universe: the geometry of cosmology
  • Ask the Universe: cosmic questions at the frontiers of gravity
  • Appendix A.
  • Useful constants: values used in this book
  • Appendix B.
  • Background: what you need to know before you start
  • Relating to Einstein: logic and experiment in relativity
  • Spacetime geometry: finding out what is not relative
  • Einstein's gravity: the curvature of spacetime in the Solar System
  • Einstein's recipe: fashioning the geometry of gravity
  • Neutron stars: laboratories of strong gravity
  • Black holes: gravity's one-way street
  • Gravitational waves: gravity speaks
  • Gravitational lenses: bringing the Universe into focus
Control code
569538123
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 462 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511336966
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3b22f55c-b506-4458-8a4e-835fc52c5f60
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)569538123

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