gravitational attraction


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gravitational attraction

[‚grav·ə′tā·shən·əl ə′trak·shən]
(physics)
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In fact, when we accurately measure the motion, we see that these motions are accelerating and are in opposition to the normal gravitational attraction.
Conversely, GELS is a local search algorithm that imitates gravitational attraction and is therefore strong for local searches and weak for global searches.
What is common to a system of billions of stars held together by gravitational attraction and a smart-phone series?
Within a given region, rising or falling water reserves alter Earth's mass, influencing how strong the local gravitational attraction is.
Another term for comprehensive compassion, he explains, is gravitational attraction.
Furthermore, the distance between the Earth and the Sun depends on the mass of the Earth and the consequent gravitational attraction exerted on it by the Sun.
If the star, known as R136a1, took the place of the sun in our solar system, its gravitational attraction would pull our planet in so close that the length of an Earth year would shrink to three weeks.
If weight is the force generated by the gravitational attraction of the earth on any object, what then is the explanation for why anyone would want to have an additional 25 extra pounds--or as much as a few hundred extra pounds--applying pressure on their vital organs and structure?
Some have suggested placing a large object nearby to change its trajectory through mutual gravitational attraction.
The more mass something has, the stronger its gravitational force, so a larger black hole has a stronger gravitational attraction.
Al Gore and some of his disciples have produced books and videos warning of our carbon footprint, and another army of no-hopers have jumped on that bandwagon, claiming that they are saving the planet by inventing a formula that converts every activity, human, animal, vegetable and mineral, into tonnes of carbon dioxide, as weight is a function of gravitational attraction.
Later, Isaac Newton was severely criticized as a natural philosopher, because he was unable to explain gravitational attraction, yet praised as a mathematician.