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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This could rule out popular theories of dark energy that modify the theory of gravity, and leaves fewer places to search for the elusive fifth force.
She noted that at some point, scientists "will need to move beyond Einstein's theory to a more comprehensive theory of gravity that explains what a black hole is."
It cannot fully explain gravity inside a black hole, and at some point we will need to move beyond Einstein's theory to a more comprehensive theory of gravity that explains what a black hole is."
At some point a more comprehensive theory of gravity may be required, she said.
Quantum physics and the theories behind it did not come about suddenly, like the legendary apple falling on Newton's head, which gave rise to his theory of gravity.
He wanted to disprove Aristotle's theory of gravity which stated that heavier objects fell faster than lighter objects.
"Now, anyone with an alternative theory of gravity has an even narrower range of possibilities that their theory has to fit into, in order to match what we have seen."
While semiclassical gravity is widely thought of as a workable limiting approximation until a quantum theory of gravity is discovered, there are researchers who treat semiclassical gravity as a real possibility and hence in need of experimental tests [2].
Disbelief in the theory of gravity is easily disproven by experiment: place the disbeliever on a ledge, push him off, and observe whether he goes up or down.
If the presence of dark matter were only an illusion, arising because we're using the wrong theory of gravity, then we'd always see signs of it in galaxies.
With clear and concise instructions and demonstrations with the ice cubes in the mocktail and the ice cream in the dessert, Jehan broke away from her commentary and launched into what appeared to be a nursery rhyme beginning with "Once upon a time.", but instead of a story of levity, the crowd were given the theory of gravity.