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The Million-Body Problem

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity

The Million-Body Problem

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

Consider the problem of gravitational interactions between millions of bodies, such as the countless stars in a galaxy. Amazingly, mathematics can reveal useful information even in these complicated cases. Discover how the analysis of the motions of galaxies led to the prediction of dark matter.

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