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Whither Gravity?

Synopsis
The slides are mostly made up of diagrams and include illustrations of the strength and properties of the forces of nature, stable stars, the size of heavenly objects, Laplace’s argument, Cygnus XI, free fall under gravity, gravity and curvature, and a black hole. The recording features a discussion between John Taylor, Professor of Mathematics at the University of London, and Dr Roger Penrose of Wadham College, Oxford.
Series
Physics, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia; Audiocassette. 28 min.; 8 slides. b&w.
Year of production
1976
Availability
Sale
Notes
Paired with THE BLACK AND WHITE STARS.
Documentation
Synopsis refers to both items on tape-slide
Uses
1st- and 2nd-year students of astronomy and astrophysics.*
Subjects
Astronomy; Physics
Keywords
astrophysics; black holes; gravity; stars

Credits

Cast
John Taylor 
Roger Penrose 

Production Company

Name

Audio Learning

Notes
distributed by AVP. AVP ceased trading. No other distributor found with the AL catalogue (10/2015).

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