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The Art of Experiment

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

The Art of Experiment

Taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Learn how distances in the solar system were first determined. Then chart Henry Cavendish’s historic experiment that found the value of Newton’s gravitational constant. Cavendish’s work allows almost everything in the universe to be weighed. Then see a confirmation of the equivalence principle, which says that gravitational and inertial mass are identical.

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