Newton's Gravity

An Introductory Guide to the Mechanics of the Universe

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-5443-4 (Print) 978-1-4614-5444-1 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

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    Pages 1-15

    Introduction: The Twin Mysteries of Mass

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    Pages 17-36

    Galileo’s Great Discovery: How Things Fall

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    Pages 37-58

    Christian Huygens’ Remarkable Pendulum

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    Pages 59-82

    The Geometry of the Solar System: Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion

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    Pages 83-106

    How the Moon Falls Toward the Earth (but Keeps Missing It)

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    Pages 107-125

    Newton’s Moon Test

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    Pages 127-146

    Newton Demonstrates How an Inverse Square Law Could Explain Planetary Motions

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    Pages 147-165

    Newton’s Master Stroke: The Universal Law of Gravitation

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    Pages 167-191

    Gravity on This and Other Worlds

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    Pages 193-211

    A Binary System Close to Home: How the Moon and Earth Orbit Each Other

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    Pages 213-238

    Using Kepler’s Third Law to Find the Masses of Stars and Planets

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    Pages 239-265

    Motion in Elliptical Orbits

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    Pages 267-288

    The Energy and Geometry of Orbits

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    Pages 289-312

    Introduction to Spaceflight

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    Pages 313-335

    Getting Oriented: The Sun, the Earth and the Ecliptic Plane

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    Pages 337-354

    An Introduction to Kepler’s Problem: Finding the True Anomaly of an Orbiting Body

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    Pages 355-375

    What Causes the Tides?

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    Pages 377-395

    Moons, Rings, and the Ripping Force of Tides

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    Pages 397-418

    Hovering in Space: Those Mysterious Lagrangian Points

  21. Back Matter

    Pages 419-432