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What is Gravity?

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  1. Oct 6, 2015 #1

    Suppaman

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    I would like to know if Gravity is a force or just the deformation of space. I find it hard to comprehend how every particle in the universe might be connected to every other particle by some gravity carrier but having space distorted seems reasonable and we can see that with gravity lens if our location is proper. Which is the best explanation and why?
     
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  3. Oct 6, 2015 #2

    mathman

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    Newton's theory - gravity us a force.
    Relativity - space is deformed by matter.

    In either case, all matter has some effect on a given object.
     
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