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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...
History of Astronomy - Page 67
by George Forbes - 1909 - 200 pages

The Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Arthur K. Ellis, Carol J. Stuen - Education - 1998 - 195 pages
...able to take the existent knowledge and refine it into a mathematical formula that illustrates that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square...

The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard: From South Africa to the World

Albert Wertheim - Drama - 2000 - 273 pages
...force which attracts masses to each other. . . . It's a fact . . . mysterious! . . . but still a fact. "Every particle of matter in the Universe attracts every other particle with a force whose direction is that of the line joining the two . . ." It's called Gravity. The potential in all...

A History of Probability and Statistics and Their Applications before 1750

Anders Hald - Mathematics - 2005 - 608 pages
...898, p. 2 1 2). This is the first result on the way to Newton's law of gravitation, which asserts that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force varying directly as the product of their masses and inversely as the square of the distance between them. Provoked...

The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment

Alexander Broadie - History - 2003 - 366 pages
...of the content of the scientific doctrine. The law of gravity concerns the attraction of particles: every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force which varies directly as the product of their mass and inversely as the square of the distance between...

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...which he also confirmed from such further phenomena as the tides and the orbits of comets, states that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force that is proportional to the product of the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance...

Washing the Brain: Metaphor and Hidden Ideology

Andrew Goatly - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 431 pages
...force impressed. 3) To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. To these may be added the law of universal gravitation: "every particle...universe attracts every other particle with a force that is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the...