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Gravity

  • J. S. Bell
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 31)

Abstract

Newton’s law of gravitation is expresssed in Eq. (1.1)
$$V = - {m_1}{m_2}G/r$$
(1.1)
where m1 and m2 are the masses of the two objects and G is Newton’s constant. This formula can be reexpressed in terms of the so-called Planck mass, mp:
$$V = hc/r({m_1}{m_p})({m_2}/{m_p})$$
(1.2)
where h is Planck’s constant divided by 2π. It is important to note that m is the inertial mass and not something specially introduced for gravity.

Keywords

Vector Field Scalar Field Gravitational Field Equivalence Principle Tensor Field 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Bell
    • 1
  1. 1.CERN, Geneva, SwitzerlandGenevaSwitzerland

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