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Nudge—Perturbations of Orbits

Lecture no. 9 from the course: Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

Nudge—Perturbations of Orbits

Taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

For the next three lectures, study the effects of gravity on the motions of more than two bodies. Here, see how even very small orbital changes—small perturbations—are significant. Such effects have revealed the presence of unknown planets, both in our own solar system and around other stars.

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