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 - 200 pagesFull view - About this book
| 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...particle, with a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance, and directly as the mass, ivas not ignorant of, or indifferent to, the mutual attraction... | |
| United States. Congress. Senate - United States - 1858
...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... | |
| United States. Patent Office - Agriculture - 1858
...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... | |
| 1859
...which counteracts the centrifugal force of bodies in motion. Stated abstractedly, that law is this : " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force** di;ly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particle, .- inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel - Astronomy - 1860 - 376 pages
...these worlds, by the fact that it is subjected to the influence of all the others. As under the great **law of universal gravitation every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle** of matter with a force which varies inversely as the square of the distance and directly as the mass,... | |
| James Sanford Lamar - Bible - 1860 - 324 pages
...terrestrial gravitation, previously established, he arrived at a still more general conclusion, namely, that **every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** proportional to the product of their masses directly, and the square of their mutual distance inversely,... | |
| Advanced reading book - Readers - 1860 - 428 pages
...mechanical forces. 1. Universal gravitation. — The principle known as universal gravitation is this, that **every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** which varies inversely as the square of the distance, ie, when the distance is doubled, the force is... | |
| John Lockhart (of Kirkcaldy.) - 1862
...bodies are attracted towards its centre. By that universal attraction (of gravitation) by which ? " **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 Rawson Birks - Ether - 1862 - 216 pages
...the known phenomena of physical change. CHAPTER I. ON MATTER AND ETHER. 1. EVERY particle of matter **attracts every other particle, with a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance between them. This is the great discovery of Newton, which must form the natural starting... | |
| Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1863
...views, and a generalisation to be afterwards mentioned, Newton is understood to have at first rested his **law of universal gravitation : ' Every particle of...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... | |
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