theory of gravitation

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(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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Vacuum quantum fluctuations in curved space and the theory of gravitation. In: Trutnev, Y.A.
In this section we shall write down known relations for the Lagrange function and the principle of least action for the covariant theory of gravitation (CTG).
Isaac Newton's theory of gravitation makes testable predictions that are nearly perfect.
These include studies by members of the Royal Society, creation of ephemerides of the sun and moon, and Newton's theory of gravitation, which explained the relationship of those bodies to the tides.
A new analysis suggests that when five different spacecraft flew past Earth several years ago, they gained more speed than can be accounted for by Einstein's theory of gravitation.
Within minutes, we've moved on to Harrison's chronometers, Cassini's survey of France, Newton's theory of gravitation and Napoleon's metrication of the world.
In 1686 the great mathematician Sir Isaac Newton published his theory of gravitation. This theory explained how gravity was the hidden consequence, causing apples to fall, water flow from a tap to be narrowed and how the moon and the sun affect our tides.
The findings also help validate what Albert Einstein called a "cosmological constant." The famous scientist came up with the idea when he proposed a theory of gravitation in 1917, but he quickly retracted the part about the cosmological constant.
And equivalence lies at the heart of Einstein's theory of gravitation.
Pushing Gravity: New Perspectives on Le Sage's Theory of Gravitation. Montreal: C.
His theory of gravitation originated in 1666 and later became the basis for Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
(Because gravitational influences, in Newton's theory of gravitation, spread at infinite velocity, instantaneous physical states can be specified in terms of point-particles.
This is a theory of gravitation, which differs from Newton's in saying that gravity is not merely a field that is created in space, but a modification of space-time itself.
Nashed, "Vacuum non singular black hole solutions in tetrad theory of gravitation," General Relativity and Gravitation, vol.
Recently, the author, in terms of his 5D fully covariant theory of gravitation, has quantitatively determined the dielectric constant of the polarized vacuum in accordance with the charge-mass ratio of a charged object [14].