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Synonyms for law

Synonyms for law

a principle governing affairs within or among political units

the formal product of a legislative or judicial body

a broad and basic rule or truth

to institute or subject to legal proceedings

Synonyms for law

the collection of rules imposed by authority

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a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society

a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system

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The brainchild of astronomer Mordehai Milgrom, MOND posits that when gravity gets really weak--as it does in the outskirts of galaxies--it no longer follows Isaac Newton's inverse-square law.
I will also describe two equivalence experiments and a test of the inverse-square law of gravitation.
That option isn't feasible because Earth's orbit obeys the inverse-square law.
Test of Newton's Inverse-Square Law in the Greenland Ice Cap, Physical Review Letters, 1989, v.
According to Isaac Newton's well-tested inverse-square law, gravity's strength falls off with the square of the distance.
He admits, however, that he was unable to master the mathematics required to show how elliptical orbits arise from an inverse-square law.
All three of these types of experiments--G measurements, Equivalence Principle and inverse-square law tests--however, are static measurements in the sense that the test masses were not free to move beyond a small distance compared to the size of the source mass.
In 1981 Israeli physicist Mordehai Milgrom conceived a way to avoid the need for dark matter: modify Newton's inverse-square law of gravity over very large distances.
Although there is as of yet no widely accepted model of unifying the gravitational and electromagnetic (QED) forces, they both follow an inverse-square law and have similar divergence properties so we assume they are fairly equivalent in nature but by no means infinite in range.
This result would disqualify proposed explanations such as dark matter in the solar system, the pull of Kuiper Belt objects, and alterations to Newton's inverse-square law over long distances, key to a theory known as Modified Newtonian Dynamics.