Course Objectives


Rather than provide a watered-down survey of a variety of physics topics, the strategy is to develop an in-depth treatment of one coherent topic: The Physics of Gravity, from Aristotle to Newton, and on to Einstein. There are three main parts, Earth, Heaven and Synthesis. The union of terrestrial and celestial motion under gravity was the first arena of science where physicists and astronomers successfully reached a deep understanding of the universe.