gravitational force


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gravitational force

See gravitation.

gravitational force

[‚grav·ə′tā·shən·əl ′fȯrs]
(mechanics)
The force on a particle due to its gravitational attraction to other particles.
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This simulation was performed for 30-[micro]m SiC particles dispersed in polysulfide epoxy resin under centrifugal force equivalent to 50 times the gravitational force.
For some centuries the physicists found natural that the mass of bodies was the source of the gravitational force measured between them, as the experience about the new electrical phenomena taught us.
0]) which represents a lower fraction of the gravitational force thanks to the heavy attractor masses.
The gravitational force in (2) can also be expressed as
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The 2" model is capable of generating a gravitational force of 1250 g's on the fluids to be separated.
Astronomers try to reconcile this motion with that predicted by the distribution of matter around us and its associated gravitational force, but this is compromised by the difficulty of mapping the dark matter in the same region.
Twenty some years ago, it then came as a surprise that, given the 27 km circumference of the accelerator, the gravitational force exerted by the moon on one side is not the same as the one felt at the opposite side, creating a small distortion of the tunnel.
When this happens, pressure contributes as much as mass does to the gravitational force, Einstein's theory says.
Doubling the distance between two celestial bodies, for instance, would reduce the gravitational force between them to one-quarter of its previous value.
While the dictionary mentions that a siphon works due to atmospheric pressure, the actual force that works behind it is gravitational force.