gravitational theory


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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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In literature:

Of habit, the power that keeps the earth from flying to pieces; though there is some silly theory of gravitation.
"The Voice of the City" by O. Henry
We know that the motions of the heavenly bodies are predicted with extraordinary exactness by the theory of gravitation.
"Side-lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science" by Simon Newcomb
Wherein consists the strength of the present theory of gravitation?
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
Theories of gravitation: Newton's, Le Sage's, Bible's.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
So, too, of man, here is the view, once a theory, but now as firmly established as the law of gravitation.
"Bay State Monthly, Vol. I, No. 3, March, 1884" by Various
Just as we walk upon the same principle, although we are not agreed upon the theory of equilibrium and gravitation.
"Essays on Political Economy" by Frederic Bastiat
The electromagnetic theory has to be modified to allow for the presence of a gravitational field.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
From this incident he ultimately developed his theory of gravitation.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
The first volume upsets the theory of light; the second vacuum, vis inertiae, gravitation, and attraction.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
I wish now to bring the reader into contact with a Theory of Gravitation that was given to the world by Professor Challis of Cambridge, 1872.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
Newton's theory of gravitation is regarded as the most important and certain theory of physics, and yet gravitation itself is a hypothesis.
"Freedom in Science and Teaching." by Ernst Haeckel
The verification of this prediction was a further confirmation of the theory of gravitation.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
The Law of Gravitation; or, the complete theory of astronomy.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
It is as well attested as the theory of gravitation, and its elements are open to less doubt.
"The Arena" by Various
In 1666 Newton discovered the law of gravitation and created a new theory of the Universe.
"A Short History of England, Ireland and Scotland" by Mary Platt Parmele
Tides and currents explained on the theory of gravitation, ii.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
All the Newton-La Place theories of gravitation and the nebular hypothesis are now called in question by our wisest astronomers.
"The Universe a Vast Electric Organism" by George Woodward Warder
This notion, it is plain, tended rather towards Descartes's theory of vortices than towards Newton's theory of gravitation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
Only one theory has been advanced to account for this discrepancy, and that is the Einstein theory of gravitation.
"Astronomy" by David Todd
Gravitation, theory of, called atheistic, 9; forbidden to be taught in Spain, 126.
"A Century of Science and Other Essays" by John Fiske

In science:

Several according to taste. of non-gravitational theories related via compactifications and dualities to the theory with light open membranes.
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions
The conservation law is one of the important essential problems in gravitational theory.
Angular momentum conservation law in Einstein-Cartan space-time
Cauchy boundaries in linearized gravitational theory. 1999 Phys.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
Møller’s constructed a gravitational theory based on Weitzenb¨ock space-time.
Vacuum Non Singular Black Hole Solutions in Tetrad Theory of Gravitation
It will help us to select the gauge symmetry for quantum gravitational theory and help us to determine the Lagrangian of the system.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
Møller’s constructed a gravitational theory based on this space-time.
General Spherically Symmetric Non Singular Black Hole Solutions in Teleparallel Theory of Gravitation
This is an epistemological disaster because this accepted method to establish a quantum-gravitational theory can no longer generate an intellectually sound theory.
Spinors in Quantum Geometrical Theory
For the quantum gravitational theory used here, the enveloping space is five-dimensional.
Spinors in Quantum Geometrical Theory
One of the most important problems in the relativistic astrophysics and gravitation theory is the final state of a massive star.
An Investigation of the Tomimatsu-Sato Spacetime
For example, an extension of Einstein’s gravitational theory which contains degenerate metrics as possible solutions might lead to space-times with no causal structure (cf. ).
Harmonic morphisms between degenerate semi-Riemannian manifolds
Moreover, gravitation theory and cosmological equations have to satisfy the correspondence principle with Newton’s theory of gravitation and GR in the case of usual gravitating systems with sufficiently small energy densities and weak gravitational fields excluding nonphysical solutions.
Non-Singular Cosmology and Gauge Theories of Gravitation
Such models are higher derivative gravitational theories, thus they may contain instabilities and deviation from Newton gravity .
Minisuperspace Approach of Generalized Gravitational Models
This particular internal view of a quantum state is then shown to have strong analytic powers in the extremely different numerical scale of gravitation theory.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
Equation (2.9) enables us to complete the analogy between quantum theory and gravitation theory.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity
There is a second parameter N ′ G involved but again, unlike in the QED case where it is important, in gravitation theory it does not appear to play a significant part.
A Sketch for a Quantum Theory of Gravitity