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Christine112
2002-Mar-24, 01:52 PM
Anyone know of a good website that describes gravity, and maybe the history of the topic? (Who first came up with the idea, how it has evolved to our definition of it now, etc). Thanks!

Jim
2002-Mar-24, 07:13 PM
These sites give fairly good explanations w/o getting deep into the math:

http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/General_relativity.html

http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/vvc/theory/gravity.html

These give a short history and a timeline:

http://www.curtin.edu.au/curtin/dept/phys-sci/gravity/history/history.htm

http://www.gsu.edu/other/timeline/gravity.html

John Kierein
2002-Mar-25, 12:44 PM
For an alternate view with a similar long history Look for the Book "Pushing Gravity" coming out pretty soon. I have a paper in it. It gives a history of Lesage's and Brush's ideas on what causes gravity. It sorta talks about "why" there's gravity in addition to "how" it works like Newton described. Science usually doesn't look into why.

2002-Mar-25, 12:59 PM
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http://www.duke.edu/~bis/gravity/
http://www.gravity.pd.uwa.edu.au/
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[x] yeah
I could not pass up this ?
darn it
now back to quake counts
and paSs`n Go

GrapesOfWrath
2002-Mar-25, 01:09 PM
On 2002-03-25 07:59, HUb' wrote:
http://www.duke.edu/~bis/gravity/

Gravity smells green, to me.

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John Kierein
2002-Mar-25, 02:28 PM
Actually, it smells beige. Phwooie.
http://unisci.com/stories/20021/0308023.htm

Firefox
2002-Mar-25, 02:55 PM
I am still amazed to no end that the color of the universe matches that of the walls of my room. Go figure...


-Fox

GrapesOfWrath
2002-Mar-25, 03:01 PM
Only at night, in the dark.

Omega
2002-Mar-27, 11:50 PM
Or buy and read Stephen Hawkings "A Brief History of Time".

ToSeek
2002-Mar-28, 11:57 AM
On 2002-03-25 09:55, Firefox wrote:
I am still amazed to no end that the color of the universe matches that of the walls of my room. Go figure...


-Fox


You are attuned to the cosmos.

dapted
2002-Mar-28, 03:29 PM
On 2002-03-24 08:52, Christine112 wrote:
Anyone know of a good website that describes gravity, and maybe the history of the topic? (Who first came up with the idea, how it has evolved to our definition of it now, etc). Thanks!


Wasn't it Newton, the apple tree, etc.