Newton's theory of gravitation

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(physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them

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Within minutes, we've moved on to Harrison's chronometers, Cassini's survey of France, Newton's theory of gravitation and Napoleon's metrication of the world.
Using early versions of Einstein's general theory of relativity, Einstein and Besso unsuccessfully struggled with an anomaly in Mercury's motion that's not explicable with Issac Newton's theory of gravitation.
Because gravitational influences, in Newton's theory of gravitation, spread at infinite velocity, instantaneous physical states can be specified in terms of point-particles.
Even though one mass appears in the expression for Newton's escape velocity, it cannot be determined without recourse to a fundamental two-body gravitational interaction by means of Newton's theory of gravitation.
Thus, the instantaneous azimuthal angular velocity from our field is exactly the same as that obtained from Newton's theory of gravitation [14] and Schwarzschild's metric [1, 12, 13, 17].
It is known that the gravitational constant G is a constant in the Newton's theory of gravitation and in theory of general relativity.
1, 2]) that Newton's theory of gravitation either predicts or adumbrates the black hole.