Gravity

Gravity

How the Weakest Force in the Universe Shaped Our Lives

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A history of gravity, and a study of its importance and relevance to our lives, as well as its influence on other areas of science.

Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it worked at a distance. Einstein picked up on the simple premise that gravity and acceleration are interchangeable to devise his mind-bending general relativity, showing how matter warps space and time. Not only did this explain how gravity worked - and how apparently simple gravitation has four separate components - but it predicted everything from black holes to gravity's effect on time. Whether it's the reality of anti-gravity or the unexpected discovery that a ball and a laser beam drop at the same rate, gravity is the force that fascinates.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2012.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312616298
0312616295
Branch Call Number: 539.754 CLEGG B
Characteristics: 322 pages ; 22 cm.

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barkisaz
Apr 11, 2018

Very readable about the mysterious gravity. I guess physicists like to see things and so far gravity has eluded them.
I also like that Clegg reminds us that black holes, big bang and black matter are so far theories. Stay tuned for proof!

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