gravitational field


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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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From the foregoing it becomes necessary to seek a general gravitational field equation which will be sufficient for the description of all gravitational fields.
Three-dimensional vector potential of gravitational field has its components along the spatial axes of the coordinate system: D = ([D.
The connection between the launching angle and the angle of entry of the ball in the basket can be obtained through the compose laws of speed in a uniform gravitational field (relation 2)
Its combination of large mass and small size meant it had a gravitational field more than ten thousand times as intense as the Sun's.
This meant we were directly measuring the motion of matter in a strong gravitational field near to a black hole the first time that the Lense-Thirring effect has been measured in a strong gravitational field.
This testing is especially so in regions close to a black hole, according to Chen, because the current evidence for Einstein's general relativity -- light bending by the sun, for example -- mainly comes from regions where the gravitational field is very weak, or regions far away from a black hole.
In a study of quantum phenomena and physical problems, Nesvizhevsky and Voronin discuss the wave nature of microscopic objects like neutrons, atoms, and anti-atoms, which they manifest while bouncing on surfaces in a gravitational field.
Recently, the author has developed a new mechanism for supernova explosion caused by gravitational field shielding [18], in accordance with his five-dimensional (5D) fully covariant Kaluza-Klein theory with a scalar field [8,19,20].
Because a degenerate star is so dense, its gravitational field is very strong.
The flyby will be so close and fast that Mars Express will not be able to take any images, but instead it will yield the most accurate details yet of the moon's gravitational field and, in turn, provide new details of its internal structure.
We have followed the pulsars' movements by monitoring their pulsed signals, allowing us to measure how the gravitational field of each companion affects the orbital motion.
His topics include LaGrangian and Hamiltonian formalism, and the relation between relativity and essential tensor calculus, along with Einstein's equation in special cases with explicit presentations of calculations for all steps, with coverage of Newtonian mechanics, symmetries, bodies' central forces, rigid body dynamics, small oscillations and stability, phenomenological consequences, aspects of special relativity, the equation of motion of the particle in a gravitational field, tensor calculus for Reimann spaces, Einstein's equation of the gravitational field, and the Schwarzschild solution.