gravitational field


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gravitational field

The region in space in which the attractive effects of a given mass have an effect.
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Also notice that for a solid body of uniform density, the gravitational field outside the surface is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the center of the body, but for points inside the body the gravitational field is linear, diminishing to zero at the center.
Professor Barstow said that they found that any difference between the value of alpha on Earth and that measured in the strong gravitational field of the white dwarf must be smaller than a part in ten thousand, which means that any scalar fields must only weakly affect the electromagnetic force.
In this respect, it is shown that the gravitational field of a massive body is no longer described by a pseudo-tensor, but appears as a true tensor in the field equations as it should be, in order to balance the conceptually conserved property of the Einstein tensor.
This reduction would vary for different models of the material gravitational field, possibly resulting in a smaller optical radius.
Instead, the team used deep circulation theories developed by Showman and Kaspi to predict what the gravitational fields of Neptune and Uranus should look like.
The new total gravitational field for a large spinning sphere, g, has two components, the standard well-known classical acausal radial component, [g.
A pair of satellites launched in 2002 has detected small, localized changes in Earth's gravitational field caused by seasonal variations in rainfall and soil moisture.
According to accepted paradigm, there is no difference between the mass of a moving object that can be defined in terms of its inertia, and the mass bestowed on that object by a gravitational field.
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
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.
The historic regularities are like the law on gravitational field.