The Gravitational Field Concept: Concept Of Gravitation

Roy Akash
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In Physics, a gravitational field is a model used to explain the influence that a massive body extends into the space around itself, producing a force on another massive body. Thus, a gravitational field is used to explain gravitational phenomena, and is measured in newtons per kilogram (N/kg). In its original concept, gravity was a force between point masses. Following Isaac Newton, Pierre-Simon Laplace attempted to model gravity as some kind of radiation field or fluid, and since the 19th century explanations for gravity have usually been taught in terms of a field model, rather than a point attraction.

In a field model, rather than two particles attracting each other, the particles distort space-time via their mass, and this distortion is what is perceived and measured as a "force". In such a model one states that matter moves in certain ways in response to the curvature of space-time, and that there is either no gravitational force, or that gravity is a fictitious force.

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About the author

Mr. Roy Akash is a Freshman Computer Science Engineer in India, Studying Bachelors. Support by following me on Instagram @mr.royakash.

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Roy Akash
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Published on
Jun 2, 2018
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Pages
10
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Mechanics / Dynamics
Science / Mechanics / General
Science / Mechanics / Hydrodynamics
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