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In summary, the conversation discusses the equations governing the gravitational attraction of a massive particle traveling at near light speed. It is mentioned that a college level understanding of algebra and calculus is insufficient for understanding these equations, and the suggestion is made to refer to Prof. Susskind's lecture series on General Relativity. It is also noted that measuring a "gravitational field" is not the same as measuring an electric field, and the concept of a moving particle affecting other objects is discussed. The technical details of this concept are known as the Aichelburg - Sexyl solution, which behaves similarly to an electromagnetic plane wave.

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What is your current level of understanding of physics and mathematics?

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Okay. Just to be precise, we don't know how the gravitational field looks around single particles because we don't have a working quantum theory of gravity yet. We can say quite a bit about more massive objects though.

Unfortunately, college undergraduate level algebra and calculus is insufficient in order to understand the equations of GR, the matematical framework for which is differential geometry and tensor calculus. As such, giving you the equations immediately would be meaningless. I suggest you take a look at Prof. Susskind's video lecture series on GR, which is available fo free on youtube;

Here is the link to the Special Relativity lecture series:

General relativity lecture series:

Unfortunately, college undergraduate level algebra and calculus is insufficient in order to understand the equations of GR, the matematical framework for which is differential geometry and tensor calculus. As such, giving you the equations immediately would be meaningless. I suggest you take a look at Prof. Susskind's video lecture series on GR, which is available fo free on youtube;

Here is the link to the Special Relativity lecture series:

General relativity lecture series:

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What we could measure, in principle, is the tidal gravitational field of a moving particle - the accelerations induced in nearby test particles relative to each other. Unfortunately, the detailed presentation on it gets rather technical. It's known as the Aichelburg - Sexyl solution, and in general terms, it looks like a plane wave, similar to the electromagnetic case, which behaves in a similar manner.

Gravitational attraction is the force of attraction between two objects due to their masses. It is one of the four fundamental forces of nature and is responsible for keeping planets in orbit around the sun and objects on Earth from floating away into space.

The greater the mass of an object, the stronger its gravitational pull. This means that a more massive object will have a greater force of attraction than a less massive one.

The equation for gravitational attraction is F = G (m1m2/r^2), where F is the force of attraction, G is the gravitational constant, m1 and m2 are the masses of the two objects, and r is the distance between them.

The force of gravitational attraction decreases as the distance between two objects increases. This means that the farther apart two objects are, the weaker their gravitational pull on each other will be.

No, gravitational attraction cannot be canceled out. It is a fundamental force of nature and will always exist between objects with mass. However, other forces such as inertia and centrifugal force can counteract the effects of gravitational attraction.

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