gravitational theory


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Noun1.gravitational theory - (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
law of gravitation, Newton's law of gravitation - (physics) the law that states any two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
scientific theory - a theory that explains scientific observations; "scientific theories must be falsifiable"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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html) violations of Newtonian gravitational theory observed in the rotation of galaxies, there are some who have raised doubts over its existence.
Cluster formation and evolution are driven by the evolution of the universe itself and cluster abundance is therefore a powerful observational tool that tightly constrains the cosmological model, such as dark energy, and key quantities of fundamental Physics, such as modifications to gravitational theory.
I should clarify that this theory does not, contrary to what some people think and say, make Newton's gravitational theory incorrect; indeed, the latter remains valid wherever gravity is not too strong, and so we continue to teach it to students and apply it in most cases of our world.
His fields of interest include Gravitational theory,
Volume A covers 33 plenary talks that explore topics such as the mathematical foundations of classical and quantum gravitational theory.
What we have observed from various sources is that we need to either amend gravitational theory as we know it or hypothesise the existence of new forms of matter and energy -- which we call dark matter and dark energy," said Dr Skordis, who studies cosmology or the study of the universe.
A University of Cyprus project on the effects of Dark Matter and Dark Energy on gravitational theory has won a 1.