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The Falling Laboratory

Lecture no. 14 from the course: Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

The Falling Laboratory

Taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Einstein focused on gravity in his general theory of relativity. Hear about his “happiest thought”—the realization that a man in free fall perceives gravity as zero. This simple insight resolved a mystery going all the way back to Newton and led Einstein to the startling discovery that gravity affects light and time.

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