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Physics on Your Feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questionsor Ninety Minutes of Shame but a PhD for the Rest of Your Life!$
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Dmitry Budker and Alexander O. Sushkov

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199681655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681655.001.0001

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Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology

Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology

(p.58) 3 Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology
Physics on Your Feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questions

Dmitry Budker

Alexander O. Sushkov

Oxford University Press

The chapter on gravitation, astrophysics, and cosmology discusses some of the topics frequently appearing in the news (dark matter, gravitational clock shifts, etc.) from a most elementary perspective. The readers will discover that they can deduce, from simple arguments, that the universe has a finite extent and why it is widely believed that we cannot understand the motion of the astronomical objects solely by assuming that the mass of the universe is all “conventional.”

Keywords:   gravitation, astrophysics, cosmology, dark matter, gravitational clock shift

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