Jason Shilling Kendall: Citizen Astronomer

William Paterson University
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

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 Class

CRN: 44146, PHYS 1700-81, Online lectures and laboratory activities.

Modules: Home | Labs | Books | All Videos | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14


Module 14: The Rise of Relativity

Videos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Supplement the videos with reading from "OpenStax Astronomy"


Astronomy Lesson 14_08: General Relativity: The Bending of Light's Path

General Relativity has many interesting results. In this first of two, I try to show how we can more intuitively understand what curvature of spacetime means. In this one, we look at the Equivalence Principle and show how it requires that light's path is bent according to a distant observer, but if you're falling along with the light, the path looks straight to you


Video List

14_01: Faraday, Maxwell and the Aether
14_02: The Speed of Light and the Michelson Morley Experiment
14_03: The Great Relativistic Conundrum
14_04: Special Relativity's Implications
14_05: Special Relativity in Detail
14_06: General Relativity Raison d'être
14_07: General Relativity Curvature and Tests
14_08: General Relativity: The Bending of Light's Path
14_09: General Relativity, The Slowing of Time by Gravity
14_10: The Tides

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