πιστήμη), i.e. "knowledge, science of nature", from υύσις,
More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature,conducted in order to
understand how theuniverse behaves.
is any influence that causes anobjectto undergo a certain change, either concerning its movement, direction, or geometrical construction. It is measured in theSI unitof newtonsand represented by the symbol
KINDS OF FORCESGravitational Force
Gravitation is the agent which gives weight to objects with mass and causes them to fall on theground when dropped. Generally speaking, gravitation causes the dispersed matter in theuniverse to come together. It is the gravitational force that helps the earth and other planets tostay in their respective orbits around the sun. Gravitational force is also responsible for keepingthe moon revolving around the earth, for tidal formations, for natural form of convection andinnumerable other minor and major phenomena observed in our day-to-day living. While Isaac Newton defined gravity as a force that attracts all objects to each other, Albert Einstein used thegeneral theory of relativity to explain the concept of gravity. He described that gravitationalforce was the consequence of the curvature of space-time, which, in turn, governs the motion of inertial objects.