## The Riddle of Gravitation |

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### Contents

The Scope of Gravitation | 3 |

Early History | 9 |

Relativity of Motion | 19 |

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astronomical atoms axis called components continuum covariance curvature curved density depends determined direction distance double star earth effects Einstein electric charges electromagnetic field energy equal equations finite flat force four-dimensional frame of reference free-falling frame frequency galaxies geometry gravitational accelerations gravitational field gravitational radiation gravitational waves hence inertial frame infinity instance interactions known large mass law of gravitation light cone light signal lightlike linear momentum Lorentz frame Lorentz transformation magnetic magnitude manifold mathematical matter Minkowski universe motion Newton's objects observer orbit parallel transport particles perihelion planet principle of equivalence propagation QSOs quantities quantum theory ratio red shift relationship relativistic represent respect result right angles rotation Schwarzschild radius shear space-time spatial special theory speed of light sphere spherical straight lines surface tensor test bodies theory of gravitation theory of relativity timelike tion trajectory unaccelerated vector velocity white dwarfs world points