Scientific American: Gravity, and How It Works

Scientific American: Gravity, and How It Works

by Peter Jedicke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791090515

ISBN-13: 9780791090510

Pub. Date: 11/19/2007

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

Gravity is the undisputed king of the cosmos. It reaches from one end of the Universe to the other and influences everything from the fall of an apple to the launch of a spacecraft. Sir Isaac Newton provided the first modern theory of gravity more than 300 years ago, and Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity is the modern rule for gravity. These theories and the

Overview

Gravity is the undisputed king of the cosmos. It reaches from one end of the Universe to the other and influences everything from the fall of an apple to the launch of a spacecraft. Sir Isaac Newton provided the first modern theory of gravity more than 300 years ago, and Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity is the modern rule for gravity. These theories and the scientists' experiments are all described in Gravity, and How It Works.

About the Author:
Peter Jedicke teaches mathematics and science at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Canada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791090510
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/19/2007
Series:
Scientific American Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents


Downward Motion     7
The Clockwork Universe     15
Universal Gravity     24
The Triumph of Gravity     32
Einstein's Universe     41
Dark Matter     49
Glossary     58
Bibliography     59
Further Exploration     61
Index     62
About the Author     64
Picture Credits     64

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