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Gravitation Resources

by Ron Kurtus (revised 18 Februaryr 2016)

The following material consists of website and book resources on gravitation.



Gravitation basics

Gravitation - Wikipedia

Classical theories of gravitation

Classical theories of gravitation - Wikipedia

Sir Isaac Newton: The Universal Law of Gravitation - Dept. of Physics & Astronomy University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation - SparkNotes SAT Physics

Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation - Wikipedia

Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation - Physics Classroom

Gravitational Acceleration - Wikipedia

Gravitational Acceleration Calculator

Gravitational Acceleration Tutorial and Calculators -

Theories of gravitation - History - University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Relativity and gravitation

Gravitation and the General Theory of Relativity - University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Einstein's Theory of Relativity versus Classical Mechanics - Complete online book by Paul Marmet

General Theory of Relativity - Wikipedia

Tests of general relativity - Wikipedia

The Principle of Equivalence from Einstein's Theory of Relativity versus Classical Mechanics online book by Paul Marmet

Equivalence principle (relativity) - Wikipedia

Gravitational Time Dilation - Wikipedia

Gravitational redshift - Wikipedia

Quantum gravitation

Graviton - - Wikipedia

Gravitational wave - Wikipedia

String theory - Wikipedia

What is String Theory? - Physics

Quantum mechanics - Wikipedia

Quantum gravity - Wikipedia

What is Quantum Gravity? - Physics

Quantum Gravity - Einstein Online

Loop quantum gravity - Wikipedia

What is Loop Quantum Gravity? -

Finding gravitational constant

Gravitational Constant - Wikipedia

Final Demystification of the gravitational constant variation - Blaze Labs Research; extensive research on variations and Unified Theory studies

Cavendish Experiment - Wikipedia

Cavendish Experiment - Harvard University Physics

Measurement of Gravitational Constant (PDF) - Rice University

Henry Cavendish - Weighing the Earth - Following the Path of Discovery

Bending Spacetime in the Basement: Measuring Gravitation - Homemade graviational experiments - John Walker of Fourmilab Switzerland; Some controversy on validity of results

Escape velocity

Escape Velocity - Wikipedia

Gravitational Potential - Wikipedia

Gravitational Potential - A-level Physics - WikiBooks

Gravitational Potential Energy - - SparkNotes SAT Physics

Gravitational or Gravity Well - Wikipedia

Black Holes

Black Holes - NASA Astrophysics

Black hole - Wikipedia

The Schwarzschild Radius - HyperPhysics

The Schwarzschild Radius: Nature's Breaking Point - NOVA

Schwarzschild radius - Wikipedia

Singularities and Black Holes - Stanford University

Gravitational singularity - Wikipedia


Top-rated books on Gravity

Top-rated books on Gravitation

Gravity physics

Reinventing Gravity: A Physicist Goes Beyond Einstein by John W. Moffat; Smithsonian (2008) $27.95

Head First Physics: A learner's companion to mechanics and practical physics by Heather Lang; O'Reilly Media (2008) $29.99

Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity by J. B. Hartle; Benjamin Cummings (2003) $84.00

Gravitation physics

Gravitation (Physics Series) by Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, John Archibald Wheeler, and John Wheeler; W. H. Freeman (1973) $123.63

Gravitation and Inertia by Ignazio Ciufolini and John Archibald Wheeler; Princeton University Press (1995) $105

Principles of Cosmology and Gravitation by Michael V. Berry; Taylor & Francis (1989) $55.95

The Gravitational Constant: Generalized Gravitational Theories and Experiments by Venzo De Sabbata, George T. Gillies and Vitaly N. Melnikov; Springer (2004) $176

Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity by Sean Carroll, Benjamin Cummings Publishing (2003) $123

Physical Science textbooks

Conceptual Physical Science - Chapter 4 Gravity and Satellite Motion by Paul G. Hewitt, John Suchocki and Leslie A. Hewitt, Addison-Wesley Longman (2004); $87

Physical Science: A Unified Approach - Chapter 5 Motion and Gravity by Jerry Schad, San Diego Mesa College, Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. (1995); $215

Physics textbooks

Physics: Algebra/Trig - Chapter 5 Centripetal Force and Gravity by Eugene Hecht, Adelphi University; Brooks/Cole Publishing (2002) $239

Physics: Principles with Applications - Chapter 5 Circular Motion and Gravitation by Douglas C. Giancoli, Prentice Hall (2004) $199


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