Professor Leonard Susskind is one of the best physics teachers. His series of lectures on the General theory of relativity has inspired many young minds and it is the best source of learning general relativity. In this video, I have summarized his first lecture at Stanford University and have introduced better visuals, animations, graphs, and have explained the key concepts in a clear and concise manner. His lectures are the best in terms of explaining the concepts and using the best mathematical explanations. I have made this lecture using better visual aids and explained the key concepts in a much shorter duration.
The Topics Covered
(1) Newton’s concept of gravity
(2) Special features of gravity
(3) Galilean gravity
(4) The leaning tower of Pisa experiment
(5) Motion of a body is independent of its mass
(6) What is a gravitational field
(7) Force on a particle
(8) What is divergence
(9) What is a vector field
(10) Gauss’ theorem
(11) Using Gauss’ theorem in gravity
(12) Gravitational field of a point mass
Explaining the concept of divergence, Prof. Susskind uses the analogy of a lake which I have tried to explain using visuals and animation.
Note: This video has no intention to infringe the lectures or violate any terms and conditions. The basic idea is to give the viewers a clear, better, and easy understanding of the lecture.
Shounak Bhattacharya is a researcher and a teacher in the area of General theory of relativity, mathematical concepts, and teaching communicative English in India, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia. He is a professional translator of the Arabic language, certified from RMIC. He is a specialist in General Relativity, Tensor analysis. He also carries 15+ years of experience in teaching, mentoring young minds into research and study. He is currently into Persian-Urdu translation of literary texts and creating videos on complex mathematical concepts.