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Gravitation Resources

by Ron Kurtus (revised 16 December 2018)

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



Use these resources to help your understanding of the material.

Gravitation basics

Gravity and Gravitation - Wikipedia

Classical theories of gravitation

Alternatives to general relativity - Wikipedia

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

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 - Index of online book by Paul Marmet

General Theory of Relativity - Wikipedia

Tests of general relativity - Wikipedia

The Principle of Equivalence Chapter 10 of online book by Paul Marmet

Equivalence principle - Wikipedia

Equivalence Principle - Laboratory Tests of Gravitational Physics

Elevator, rocket, and gravity: the equivalence principle - Einstein online

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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