Here we lay out Newton's law of gravity and crack open the universe of consequences that spring from it. On the journey we'll come to understand planetary phenomena likes tides and atmospheres, the rich geometry of heavenly bodies and their motion, and the engineering considerations of space travel. The problems are a natural starting point to develop angular momentum and elegant pieces of mathematics like Gauss' law. Before we wrap up, you'll derive pieces of general relativity, and get a glimpse of where Newton's law breaks down.
Python based programming projects, you'll code simulations to explore applied problems where the math falls short.
Newton's greatest idea unified the physics of the heavens and Earth. Here we introduce Newton's theory, and then take him to meet Einstein.
Here we reimagine the force of gravity as a Universe-filling field, and develop powerful methods to solve hard problems.