gravitational constant

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Synonyms for gravitational constant

(physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation

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Submarine measurement of the Newtonian gravitational constant. Phys.
Constraints on the planetary scale of the Newtonian gravitational constant from the gravity profile within a mine.
The coefficient turns out to be the Newtonian gravitational constant G.
This gives Newton's "inverse square law" for r > R, but in which we see that the effective Newtonian gravitational constant is [G.sub.N] = (1+ [alpha]/2)G, which is different to the fundamental gravitational constant G in (2).
The expressions in the brackets of (22) and (23) are obtained by substituting the PV expressions for the gravitational constant (G = [e.sup.2.sub.*]/[m.sup.2.sub.*]), the Planck constant ([??]=[e.sup.2.sub.*]/c), and the Compton relation in (8).