Honors Physics

Questions - Week 15

  1. How did Einstein explain the cause of gravity?
  2. What does gravity do to time?
  3. What does acceleration do to time?
  4. Of the four fundamental forces, which is relevant when talking about the formation of planets, stars and galaxies? Why?
  5. What determines whether a star will become a red giant, a neutron star, or a black hole?
  6. What is a supernova?
  7. Why can stars not fuse elements beyond iron?
  8. What is a black hole?
  9. What is a black hole's singularity and event horizon?
  10. Why are physicists forced (at present) to accept the concept of a singularity, even though nobody really wants to?