law of gravitation


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Synonyms for law of gravitation

(physics) the law that states any two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them

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2] which is the proof complete of the implication of Newton's law of gravitation as the result of the acceleration of the absolute space-time to its nothingness.
Reilly argued that Newtons Law of Gravitation seemed to provide a good working hypothesis for defining the boundaries of competing retail trade areas if one translated the law into two behavioral concepts: (a) that the ability of a city to attract non-resident trade is a function of its population (mass) and (b) that the flow of nonresident trade to a city is an inverse function of distance (force) (Thompson, 1967, p.
In the same way, we could inquire whether the law of gravitation is a fundamental law of nature, or something of a man-made invention.
brings the concepts to the introductory and intermediate undergraduate levels, working primarily from first principles and beginning with Kepler's laws of planetary motion and Newton's law of gravitation.
The showbiz queen of both New York and Hollywood blew her audience away with a performance of such class, pure emotion and physical exertion that it would have had Newton rewriting his law of gravitation.
The showbiz queen blew her audience away last night with a performance of such class, pure emotion and physical exertion that it would have had Newton rewriting his law of gravitation.
His greatest idea of all, fluxions and the law of gravitation, came to him about 1666, when he was twenty-four .
The exhibition's title refers to the gravitational constant, one of the most difficult values in physics to measure; although it appears in both Newton's law of gravitation and Einstein's theory of relativity, it remains imprecise to this day.
I will also describe two equivalence experiments and a test of the inverse-square law of gravitation.
From the time of Newton, who discovered the universal law of gravitation of two bodies, an unrestricted solution for any number of bodies has been sought.
In a letter dated 7 November 1780, Lord Kames expresses concern that Reid's distrust of hypotheses, his insistence that the universal law of gravitation does not disclose the causes behind the law, "damps the Spirit of Inquiry" (p.