# Gravitational Field Theory

**Gravitational Field Theory**

Einstein re-introduced the field concepts of Faraday, James Clark Maxwell, and Sir Joseph John Thomson to the equations of his general theory of relativity. From his efforts, the term “field” became popularized and began to be a catchword. It was variously described as classical scalar field, gravitational fields, electric field, magnetic field, electromagnetic field, or energy field, to name a few.

In deference to the Newtonian view, Einstein argued that everything in the Cosmos are intimately connected and that time and space stand on an equal footing. According to him, time represents another dimension, now known as the special relativity theory.

In addition, Einstein viewed the force of gravity as simply the resulting force of the presence of the object’s weights, sizes, and mass (Brian Greene, 2011). If the fabric can be pictured as a flat sheet of blanket spread throughout infinity, the crumpled portions represent the effects of the various particles and elements that lie on top of what is otherwise flat in shape while the curvatures created by these particles produce the gravity that accounts for the behavior of these particles (Lewis H. Ryder, 1996). Thus, space, time, and gravity became embedded in the fabric of the Cosmos.

This new conception became known as the Gravitational Field theory.