#### Course Content

7 LESSONS

7 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

Historical Background: Aristotle’s Theory of Gravity, Seventeenth-Century Natural Philosophy, Descartes’ Theory of Gravity

60 minutes

Lesson 2

Newtonian Gravity: Newton's Theory and its Reception

60 minutes

Lesson 3

Newtonian Gravity: Modes of Scientific Explanation

60 minutes

Lesson 4

Inverse-Square Laws: The Newton and Coulomb Force Laws, Why Inverse-Square?

60 minutes

Lesson 5

The Victory of Newtonian Gravity: Observational Vindication, Modes of Scientific Explanation, Redux

60 minutes

Lesson 6

The Eclipse of Newtonian Gravity: Locality in Physics, Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity

60 minutes

Lesson 7

The Eclipse of Newtonian Gravity: Observational Vindication of General Relativity, General Relativity and Quantum Electrodynamics

60 minutes