Preliminary lecture - physical geodesy and its place in Earth sciences and in geodesy; Basic concepts repetition, the Newton equation, the rotation of the Earth (25.02.2019)

Summary and basic concepts:

1. Geodesy - definition, tasks

2. Physical geodesy - scope of interest

3. Geoid - intuitive imagination

4. Gravity force and acceleration

5. Equipotential surfaces

6. Definition of height in physical geodesy