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Revolution in the Heavens

Lecture no. 3 from the course: Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

Revolution in the Heavens

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

Drawing on ideas and observations of Nicolaus Copernicus and Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler achieved a great insight about gravity by discovering three laws of planetary motion, relating to the mathematics of orbits. The cause of planetary motion, he determined, must lie in the sun.


April 15, 2017