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Resonance—Surprises in the Intricate Dance

Lecture no. 10 from the course: Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

Resonance—Surprises in the Intricate Dance

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

Resonance happens whenever a small periodic force produces a large effect on a periodic motion—for example, when you push a child on a swing. Learn how resonance due to gravitational interactions between three bodies can lead to amazing phenomena with planets, asteroids, and rings of planets.


November 24, 2016
Extraordinary course! Schumacher is incredibly didactic and clear!!!