# 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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 Noun 1 gravitational mass - (physics) the mass of a body as measured by its gravitational attraction for other bodiesmass - the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational fieldnatural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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0] moving relative to a gravitational mass is hv = h[v.
Einstein built special relativity on the principle that light's velocity was constant; he suspected that general relativity could be built on the principle that inertial and gravitational mass are equivalent.
a) The mass state b) active gravitational mass c) passive gravitational mass d) the inertial mass.
Active gravitational mass affects within the system of two or more mass objects with gravitational fields that affect other objects the most.
In simple terms, the former, also called inertial mass, is what causes a car's fender to bend upon impact of another vehicle, while the latter, called gravitational mass, is commonly referred to as "weight.
2) If the electric energy is assigned a mass, should it be considered as part of the gravitational mass of the particle or not.
To make this possible, he assumed that intertial mass (mass derived from measurements of acceleration) and gravitational mass (mass derived from measurements of gravitational intensity) were identical.
Galilei |1638~ suggested, for the first time, the numerical equality between what, at present, is called inertial mass and gravitational mass.
Thus, the two states of the neutrino are obtained--at the moment of birth in the form of a vortex tube and in its ultimate state in the form of a closed structure, and the fermion neutrino mass in the initial state turned out equal to the gravitational mass of the neutrino vortex threads in the ultimate state.

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