- It is a force which intends to drag two objects towards each other
- It is a basic physical force which is in charge for interactions which transpire as a result
of mass between particles (such as photons) and aggregations of matter (such as planets
History of Gravitational Theory
Initial Concepts of Gravity
While the present European thinkers are in accurate recognition with the process
of gravitational theory; there was pre-existing idea which had recognized the force of
gravity. Some of the initial descriptions arise from a popular mathematician-astronomer
such as Aryabhata who had recognized the force of gravity to determine the reason why
objects do not fall out when the earth rotates. Later, the works of Brahmagupta examines
the availability of this force.
Uploaded by: Tochukwu. Benedict Ezeifekwuaba
This Paper looks into the two major definition of Gravitation for easy understanding. It goes
further to look into the History of Gravitational Theory; it looks into the initial concepts of
gravity, scientific revolution of gravity, and new theories of gravitation. It also goes further to
look into the Equivalence principle as it is divided into three which are: The Einsteinian
Equivalence Principle, The Weak Equivalence Principle and The Forceful Equivalence Principle.
It looks into the General Relativity of Gravitation as well as the various tests and solutions and
lastly it goes further to examine the discrepancies and anomalies of the theories of gravity as all
this are very necessary.