Table of contents for Gravity from the ground up / B.F. Schutz.


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Preface
1. Gravity on Earth: the inescapable force
2. And then came Newton: gravity takes center stage
3. Satellites: what goes up doesn't always come down
4. The Solar System: a triumph for Newtonian gravity
5. Tides and tidal forces: the real signature of gravity
6. Interplanetary travel: the cosmic roller-coaster
7. Atmospheres: keeping planets covered
8. Gravity in the Sun: keeping the heat on
9. Reaching for the stars: the emptiness of outer space
10. The colors of stars: why they are black (bodies)
11. Stars at work: factories for the Universe
12. Birth to death: the life cycle of the stars
13. Binary stars: tidal forces on a huge scale
14. Galaxies: atoms in the Universe
15. Physics near the speed of light: Einstein stands on Galileo's shoulders
16. Relating to Einstein: logic and experiment in relativity
17. Spacetime geometry: finding out what is not relative
18. Einstein's gravity: the curvature of spacetime in the Solar System
19. Einstein's recipe: fashioning the geometry of gravity
20. Neutron stars: laboratories of strong gravity
21. Black holes: gravity's one-way street
22. Gravitational waves: gravity speaks
23. Gravitational lenses: bringing the Universe into focus
24. Cosmology: the study of everything
25. Big Bang: the seed from which we grew
26. Einstein's Universe: the geometry of cosmology
27. Ask the Universe: cosmic questions at the frontiers of gravity
Appendix A. Useful constants: values used in this book
Appendix B. Background: what you need to know before you start.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Gravitation, Gravity