Definition of Gravitational theory
1. Noun. (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.
Terms within: Law Of Gravitation, Newton's Law Of Gravitation
Generic synonyms: Scientific Theory
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
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Literary usage of Gravitational theory
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... Technological developments since World War II have led both to several astrophysical discoveries and to new methods of testing gravitational theory. ..."
2. Radiant Energy and the Ophthalmic Lens by Frederick Booth (1921)
"Einstein's gravitational theory on Light.—Dr.r Albert Einstein, propounded his theory of relativity almost fifteen years ago. He claimed that light responds ..."
3. The Indiana School Journal by Indiana State Teachers Association (1890)
"The gravitational theory of ocean currents as maintained by writers on this subject and chiefly by Maury in his "Geography of the Sea," contains two ..."
4. The American Mathematical Monthly by Mathematical Association of America (1922)
"Since the only existing experimental verifications of the relativity gravitational theory are based on the expression for (ds)2 in a permanent symmetrical ..."
5. Cartanian Geometry, Nonlinear Waves, and Control Theory. by Robert Hermann (1980)
"There seem to be four features of Einsteinian gravitational theory that are related to the quantization problem. a) The Einstein gravitational equations ..."