Gravitational field

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  • Gravitational Field
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  • Pertaining to the measurement, strength, size, etc. of the Earth's gravitational field.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    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 Newton, 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 spacetime 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 spacetime, and that there is either no gravitational force, or that gravity is a fictitious force.

    重力場(じゅうりょくば、英語: gravitational field)とは、万有引力(重力)が作用する時空中に存在する場のこと。 重力を記述する手法としては、ニュートンの重力理論に基づく手法と、アインシュタインによる一般相対性理論に基づく手法がある。

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Gravitational_field)

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