gravitational field


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gravitational field

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(General Physics) the field of force surrounding a body of finite mass in which another body would experience an attractive force that is proportional to the product of the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
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Noun1.gravitational field - a field of force surrounding a body of finite mass
field of force, force field, field - the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
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They will move closer together or farther apart as their instruments detect changes in the moon's gravitational field.
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An upper limit to non-Newtonian attractive forces is obtained from the measurement of quantum states of neutrons in the Earth's gravitational field.
My bottom is so big it's got its own gravitational field -- Carol Vorderman.
In "Box Trough Assemblages" the gravitational field presumably "determines" the anti-architectural flatness of the piece - flatness can be conceived as a "reduction" to gravity, while the raised edges acknowledge the force by resisting it.
GOCE-which stands for Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer-was launched in 2009 to map the Earth's gravitational field.
Thus the gravitational field will be quickly reversed, and with it, the velocity field inside the event horizon.
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Each time one of the model rocks approaches a planet, it feels a tug from the planet's gravitational field and veers off in a new direction.
The north-south component of the gravitational field is given by the time-derivative of the vector potential.
Because the former galaxy lies considerably closer to the center of the Milky Way than do any other known dwarf-galaxy remains, "it 1s likely to have been chewed up more by the interactions with the Milky Way's gravitational field," says Heather Morrison of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.