theory of gravitation

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Noun1.theory of gravitation - (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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A Natural History Museum spokesperson said: "Evolution theory is accepted as fact by the scientific community, on a level with the theory of gravitation or the round Earth theory."
Throughout the 20th century, with the development of quantum electrodynamics and Einstein's theory of gravitation, the physical vacuum became a subject for research.
Einstein, Hilbert, and The Theory of Gravitation, Historical Origins of General Relativity Theory, Springer, 1974.
Papapetrou, "Einstein's theory of gravitation and flat space," Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy.
B|hmer presents readers with a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental ideas behind the geometric theory of gravitation and spacetime.
They believed it because Mercury wobbles as it moves through space, and Isaac Newton's theory of gravitation required the existence of some other body to cause the perturbations.
Astronomers had long known that Mercury's perihelion--its point of closest approach to the Sun--shifted slightly in a way that Newton's theory of gravitation couldn't account for.
By following Einstein's theory of Gravitation, it's well known that a mass concentration would deform locally the Space-Time and the observed shapes of distant galaxies seen through the concentration would be deflected and distorted.
In the early 1950s, while still teaching at Tehran University, he worked with Albert Einstein on the Unified Field Theory of Gravitation and Electromagnetism at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study.
A complementary theory about stellar evolution - the Star Procreation Theory shows how Super-Nova stellar eruptions create and put into motion the planets, explaining the root cause for the Titius-Bode Law of planetary orbital patterns, which is something of an enigma in Sir Isaac Newton's Universal Theory of Gravitation. The Star Procreation Theory outlines the very slow evolution of the terrestrial planets into gas giant planets, luminous stars and black holes to end their life in a gamma-ray explosion.
The covariant theory of gravitation (CTG) appeared in 2009 [1], as a consequence of the relativistic generalization of the Lorentz-invariant theory of gravitation (LITG).