theory of gravity

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Noun1.theory of gravity - (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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Ye is most excited about the future possibility of using the atoms in the clock as a gravity sensor, to see how quantum mechanics, which operates on very small spatial scales, interacts with general relativity, the theory of gravity, a macroscopic force.
As quoted by Physics World, Gary Horowitz of UC Santa Barbara, who was not involved in the research, said that the study provides "the best evidence I know for a violation of strong cosmic censorship in a theory of gravity and electromagnetism.
It's the first comprehensive theory of gravity since Sir Isaac Newton published The Principia 400 years ago, since then we've only thought mass attracted other mass.
General Relativity works for relativistic motion near the speed of light and vindicates Newton's theory of gravity at slow speeds.
Exactly a hundred years ago, Albert Einstein, the greatest mind of the 20th century, published a new theory of gravity, which he described as a curving of space-time: The three dimensions of length, width, and height, plus time.
Einstein quickly realized (or had known all along) that his new theory of gravity was really a theory of the cosmos.
The quantum theory of gravity explains the gravitational acceleration of matter as caused by the refraction of quantum waves by the time dependence and spatial inhomogeneities of the dynamical space flow [1].
Einstein's theory of gravity worked wonders and even explained the bending of light.
It's suspected that underlying both theories is a theory of quantum gravity, from which general relativity and conventional quantum theory emerge as excellent approximations just as Isaac Newton's theory of gravity, posed in the late 17th century, works fine except in some extreme situations.
HUMAN UNIVERSE BBC2 9pm In an incredible experiment inside the world's largest vacuum chamber, Prof Brian Cox (above) reveals how Einstein formulated a new theory of gravity, that ulitmately took us back to the Big Bang.
It stands parallel to the theory of gravity, quantum theory, and cellular theory.
2m consolidator grant from the European Research Council (ERC) in order to test the assumptions of the governing theory of gravity, Einstein's General Relativity.