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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Analysis revealed a prediction of general relativity known as "gravitational redshift,"  which occurs when light is stretched to longer wavelengths by the gravitational field around the black hole causing it to shift towards the red part of the spectrum.
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Up to now, many physical phenomena are explained with the physics of scalar fields such as the cosmic inflation [1-2], dark matter [3-4], dark energy [5-6], particle mass generation [7-9], particle creation [10], gravitational field shielding [11-12], space or vacuum polarization [13-15], and so on.
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