gravitational theory

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Synonyms for gravitational theory

(physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them

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2 Applying least square method to establish "partial and temporary unified gravitational theory so far"
A new causal version for Newtonian gravitational theory has been shown to explain exactly the six Earth flyby anomalies reported by NASA in 2008, and also explain exactly an overlooked lunar orbit anomaly [1, 2].
The planetary motion in our solar system was the ultimate test for Newton's gravitational theory 300 years ago; the motion of S0-102 and S0-2, Ghez said, will be the ultimate test for Einstein's theory of general relativity, which describes gravity as a consequence of the curvature of space and time.
The first was his very careful highly technical work on general relativity and cosmology, starting with his critique of the Hoyle-Narlikar action at a distance gravitational theory, and continuing with subsequent work on anisotropic cosmologies and structure formation in the expanding universe.
Patchy Air "One of the most perplexing problems of artificial satellites has been the observed irregular or semiperiodic fluctuations of their periods, which cannot be explained on the basis of gravitational theory.
With Simpsons episodes as references, Halpern explains principles such as chaos theory, gravitational theory, and artificial intelligence.
Disagreements concerning which definition to accept are analogous to disagreement among, for example, physicists concerning the correct theory for unifying gravitational theory with quantum theory.
In this collaborative program, involving NIST, JPL, the University of Colorado, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a laser-cooled cesium clock will be put aboard the International Space Station in 2005 to perform certain tests on gravitational theory and to improve upon the realization of the second.
Assumed to be black, the Egyptians are credited with achievements ranging from "experimental aeronautics" to "a possible understanding of quantum physics and gravitational theory.