gravitational mass


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gravitational mass

n
(General Physics) the mass of a body determined by its response to the force of gravity. Compare inertial mass
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Noun1.gravitational mass - (physics) the mass of a body as measured by its gravitational attraction for other bodies
mass - the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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The main goal of our paper is to study a quantum problem about passive gravitational mass of a composite body.
But my point is that gravitational mass may not be equal to inertial mass due to some quantum effects in General Relativity, which is Einstein's theory of gravitation.
Passive gravitational mass represents objects with less mass, and affects the gravitational fields of larger objects passively, thus deviating from their movement by equivalently lower values.
Inertial mass is conferred upon particles by the Higgs; according to Einstein's general relativity, inertial mass is indistinguishable from gravitational mass.
2) If the electric energy is assigned a mass, should it be considered as part of the gravitational mass of the particle or not.
The early Earth, with its far greater gravitational mass, must have experienced even more collisions at this time - but the evidence has been eroded away or covered by younger rocks.