University of California, San Diego
Physics 11 - Survey of Physics
H. E. Smith
Physics 11 - Assignment #7
12 November 2005
Ch 5 # 4, 8, 9, 18, 24, 30, 33, 41, 51, 61, 75.
Describe the fundamental differences between Einstein's gravitational
theory --- the General Theory of Relativity --- and Newton's theory. Where
are the differences most apparent?
Describe the Equivalence Principle and how it is incorporated in
Understand and be able to describe these effects of General Relativity.
How have these effects been tested? What were the results?
Light Deflection by a gravitational field
Gravitational Time Dilation
Precession of Mercury's Orbit
Describe how these effects come into play for an observer being drawn
into a black hole? How would such an event be observed from a great distance
If the sun, m = 2 x 1030kg, were a black hole, what would be
its gravitational radius? What would be the gravitational force from
a solar mass black hole at the earth? (mearth = 6 x 1024
kg, rearth-sun = 1.5 x 1010m)