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noun as in mutual attraction

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It is vastly different from how things work at bigger scales, where objects from baseballs to automobiles follow Newton’s laws of mechanics and gravitation, consistent with our own bodily experiences.

The idea goes back a century, when Arthur Eddington, a British astronomer and polymath, pitted Einstein’s theory of general relativity against Newton’s theory of gravitation in a friendly but fiery challenge.

To understand why, the starting point is to realize that general relativity replaces Newton’s theory of gravitation by showing that matter directly influences spacetime.

There is a greater mismatch between entropic disorder and reality in the very heart of Newton’s theory of universal gravitation.

The agents which assist gravitation in bearing this detritus downward are many, but they all work together for the same end.

For instance, a theory of creation which would neglect the attraction of gravitation would be manifestly false.

It was one of the great forces of nature, which we call gravitation, and the force which kept it in motion we call momentum.

Clusters of stars may give us velocities much more remarkable still, but which are explained by the theory of gravitation.

Universal gravitation, invisible force, which the visible universe (what we call matter) obeys.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gravitation, such as: gravity, and planetary motion.

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