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gravitational field

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gravitational field

[‚grav·ə′tā·shən·əl ′fēld]
(mechanics)
The field in a region in space in which a test particle would experience a gravitational force; quantitatively, the gravitational force per unit mass on the particle at a particular point.
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The field equations obtained specify the properties for vortical gravitational fields of the "electric" kind:
This reduction would vary for different models of the material gravitational field, possibly resulting in a smaller optical radius.
Despite the strong gravitational field of the white dwarf-nearly 100,000 times that on Earth-the ions stay above the surface because they are continually pushed up by the strong radiation from the star.
To study the shielding of the gravitational field in analogous to the shielding of the electromagnetic field, Majorana [5] in 1920 modified the Newtonian gravitational field of an object with a nonzero extinction coefficient h [not equal to] 0 as
In 1987, Rovelli and Lee Smolin, now at Penn State, developed a way of interpreting solutions to the quantized theory as patterns of closed loops--lines of force of the gravitational field somewhat analogous to the lines of magnetic force around a bar magnet.
The reason we can constrain the weather to the upper 680 miles or so is that we would see a much stronger distortion of the gravitational field if the weather extended much deeper," he said.
g] in Schwarzschild's gravitational field are given by
Also, the relativistic dynamical equation of motion for photons in static spherically symmetric gravitational fields can be obtained as
Gravitational fields of spheroidal bodiesextension of gravitational fields of spherical bodies.
On Earth, with its strong gravitational fields, those currents are difficult to control or avoid.
The main purpose of this paper is to apply it to combinatorial gravitational fields combining with spacetime's characters, present a generalized relativity in combinatorial fields and use this principle to solve the gravitational field equations.
According to this view, gravitational fields associated with the resulting stringlike cosmic defects set the pattern for the later emergence and aggregation of matter into stars and galaxies.