| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| John Henry Pratt - Gravitation - 1836 - 616 pages
...highly probable that the particles of the Sun attract the particles of the planets, and vice versa, **with a force varying directly as the mass of the attracting particle and inversely as the square of** the distance. 260. These consequences to which we have been led by Kepler's Laws are equally satisfied... | |
| 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 every other particle, with a force varying** inversely as the square of the distance.' Reasoning on this law, he calculated, from the effect which... | |
| 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 the earth... | |
| 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... | |
| John Henry Pratt - Mechanics - 1842 - 620 pages
...highly probable that the particles of the Sun attract the particles of the planets, and vice versa, **with a force varying directly as the mass of the attracting particle and inversely as the square of** the distance. 260. These consequences to which we have been led by Kepler's Laws are equally satisfied... | |
| 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... | |
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