PBS Space Time

What Physics Teachers Get Wrong About Tides!

Season 1 Episode 31 | 9m 9s Video has closed captioning.

We all know tides have something to do with gravity from the Moon and Sun, but if gravity affects the motion of all objects equally, then how come oceans have large tides while other bodies of water don't? It's because your mental picture of the tides is probably WRONG!

Aired: 04/24/16

Rating: NR

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