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" 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... "
Astronomy - Page 224
by sir John Frederick W. Herschel (1st bart.) - 1833
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The elements of physics

Thomas Webster - 1837
...at the 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 every other particle, with a force varying inversely as the square of the distance.' Reasoning on this law, he calculated, from the effect...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 13

Periodicals - 1839
...from gravitation. The great Newton discovered and established the law of universal gravitation, " that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force varying inversely as the square of the distance :" by which is meant, that if a body be attracted by...
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Lessons on the globes

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...particle with a force directly proportioned to the mas of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance between them." — Ibid,...
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The Living Age, Volume 244

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...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 20

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...particle with a force directly proportioned to the mass (and density) of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance between them...
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The Dynamical Theory of the Formation of the Earth, Volume 1

Archibald Tucker Ritchie - Cosmogony - 1850
...opinion of astronomers. Sir John F. Herschel, in referring to Newton's law of gravitation, says — " Every particle of matter in the universe attracts...directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting partiele, and inversely to the square of the distance between them." And again — " It is in consequence...
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History of Physical Astronomy: From the Earliest Ages to the Middle of the ...

Robert Grant - Astronomy - 1852 - 637 pages
...advancement in the study of Celestial Mechanics. Already the sublime truth announced by Newton, that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force varying reciprocally as the squares of their mutual distances, has been realised in tbe motions of...
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Bombay Quarterly Review, Volume 1, Issue 1

India - 1855
...Apple to his feet and established the memorable, universal Law ; namely, that, every individual partick of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a. force, directly as the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely as the squares of their distances. And lo ! the...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 42

1857
...velocity of projection, and that the magnitude and form of the orbit is calculable. He who announced that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force varying inversely as the square of the distance, and directly as the mass, ivas not ignorant of, or...
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Thoughts on Matter and Force: Or, Marvels that Encompass Us ; Comprising ...

Thomas Ewbank - Cosmology - 1858 - 154 pages
...impellers. The established theory of cosmical movements is based on the principle that 'every particle in the universe attracts every other particle, with...directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particles and inversely to the square of the distance between them.' The common notion attached to...
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