that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force whose direction is that of the line joining the two, and whose magnitude is directly as the product of their masses, and inversely as the square of their distances... History of Astronomy - Page 67by George Forbes - 1909 - 154 pagesFull view - About this book
| United States. Congress. House - United States
...alluded, may be expressed as follows : LAWS OF FORCE. 1. Every particle of matter, at a sensible distance, **attracts every other particle with a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance. In electricity and magnetism, repulsion is also exhibited, acting in accordance with... | |
| 1874
...by analysing the motions of the planets on mechanical principles, that every particle of ponderable **matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance, astronomers have been ftble, in virtue of that one law of gravitation, to calculate with... | |
| John Frederick William Herschel - Astronomy - 1833 - 422 pages
...and provisidwally, his law of universal gravitation, which may be tliijis abstractly stated : — " **Every particle of matter in the' universe attracts every other particle, with a force** directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| sir John Frederick W. Herschel (1st bart.) - 1833
...instance, and provisionally, his law of universal gravitation, which may be thus abstractly stated : — " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force** directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| Thomas Webster - 1837
...surface. For this purpose, he reasoned on his law of universal gravitation, which may be thus stated; ' **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts...particle, with a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance.' Reasoning on this law, he calculated, from the effect which the earth would produce... | |
| Periodicals - 1839
...from gravitation. The great Newton discovered and established the law of universal gravitation, " that **every particle of matter in the universe attracts...particle, with a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance :" by which is meant, that if a body be attracted by the earth for example, with a certain... | |
| Thomas Lockerby - 1839
...matter that the earth consists of. Gravity is a real power, of whose agency we have daily experience. " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force** directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| T H. Howe - 1842
...that case, the general law applies in its strict wording." — Sir John Herschefs Astronomy p. 237. " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** directly proportioned to the mas of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| 1905
...constitution; this being, of course, only a particular case of Newton's law of gravitation, which tells us that **every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** which depends on their masses and on the distances which separate them; the attraction being proportionately... | |
| 1846
...gravitation and attraction, by which all bodies, liquid or solid, are governed. Newton's words are — " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** directly proportioned to the mass (and density) of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square... | |
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