William Paterson University
Jason Kendall is adjunct instructor of Astronomy at William Paterson University.
Jason is teaching one section of General Astronomy in the Fall of 2019:
Online Introductory Astronomy ClassCRN: 44146, PHYS 1700-81, Online lectures and laboratory activities.
Module 14: The Rise of RelativityVideos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Supplement the videos with reading from "OpenStax Astronomy"
Astronomy Lesson 14_06: General Relativity Raison d'être
General Relativity arises out of our need to reconcile the issues of Newtonian Gravity. It has some problems that only rethinking Gravity can solve.
- Equivalence principle
- What is Mass?
- Newton's Cannonball
- International Space Station
- A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
- There is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse.
- Star Trek's "Gravity Plating" (Fiction...)